The windscreen was misting over.

What is the parts of speech of over, a preposition or an adverb? Why?

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From ldoceonline , mist over is a phrasal verb:

1 if someone’s eyes mist over, they become filled with tears

His eyes misted over at the memory of his wife.

British Council says phrasal verbs "are made up of a verb and a particle or, sometimes, two particles". [emphasis added]

In OP's example,

The windscreen was misting over.

over is a particle.


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