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Posted by Sphinx on December 25, 2003

1.Schumacher was outshone by a jet. He lost 2-1 over to the Air Force fighter jet over 3 distances.

How to explain the first 'over'? Could we remove it?

2.He entered the messy room. A spider's web caught in his face.

Why 'caught in his face'? COuld we remove 'in'?