Should I always use "over" when I use the verb "control"?
This a great question. The verb "control" is used most commonly with "of" or "over." The differences between these two are very small and the meanings are nearly the same. Generally, you can use "over" when referring to people. Ex. You need to have control over your emotions. Don't let them affect you negatively. Ex. The teacher has control over her whole class. "Of" has a more formal or official feeling compared to "over." Ex. He is in control of business and marketing in the company. Ex. The pilot has control of the airplane.
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