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Rule "over time (overtime)"

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Description: over time (overtime)
Message: Did you mean overtime (=time someone works beyond normal working hours)?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • They worked over time to come up with a great idea.
    Correction suggestion: overtime
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Energy is the capacity to do work over time
  • Faulty meters stop working over time.
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