Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The part of speech that denotes the relation of an object to an action or thing.

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Usage examples "preposition":

  1. It expresses a given idea by a modification of the form of the root, whereas the modern English denotes the same idea by the addition of a preposition. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  2. This relation, or connexion, between the two words is expressed by the preposition of. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  3. This is effected either by change of termination, preposition, or interposition. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.