preposition


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a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word

(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)

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Palm considere que la sequence rue X en fonction de complement de lieu ne comporte ni preposition, ni determinant (4).
The Middle English Dictionary online labels the preposition twen(e) as a "[s]hortened form of bitwene prep.
Some may find all this to be nothing but Will Shortz-like word play, but the choice of preposition tells much about the state of bioethics, its self-image, and its aspirations.
This is shown in (15) with a verb and in (16) with a preposition.
Or, to put it this way, if something that walks like a preposition and talks like a preposition appears at the end of a sentence and makes not only good sense but sounds quite appropriate, it is no longer a preposition.
the Kufans would relate this to the category of al-haml ala diddihi, "agreement according to its opposite,"(8) to account for the correspondence with its opposite verb sakhita "to be angry" which normally became transitive in the presence of the preposition ala.
Besides," I said, "I think whether I end a sentence with a preposition should depend on to whom I am talking--I mean, should depend on whom I'm talking to.
In a second database, the author provides the specific data for each of the 96 texts of the corpus, including the characteristics of the text, the prepositions which are present in it, the number of occurrences of each preposition, and the number of instances within the four semantic fields (senses) covered by this study: spatial, temporal, figurative and idiomatic.
MLL supervised the conversion of these former Maersk Line E-Class combination ships to strategically preposition US Marine Corps cargo around the world and has continuously operated and maintained them ever since.
The issue hinges on a wealth of theological questions but especially on the ambiguity of the prepositions involved: whether the preposition is subjective genitive (in) or objective genitive (of).
Next, he discusses studies that focus on the periphery of the category preposition and aim at establishing criteria to differentiate between preposition-like prepositional phrases and free syntagmatic combinations with prepositions.
My inspiration for this piece comes from "John Smith" (this point of disagreement does not warrant publishing his name), a brilliant, articulate radio talk show host who believes - with a passion - the myth that it is grammatically incorrect to end a sentence with a preposition .
A lexical category under functioned in Old English as a preposition, an adverb or a member of a compound.
20) Ben Witherington III, Grace in Galatia: A Commentary on Paul's Letter to the Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998) 257, maintains that, because the preposition [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
We preposition enough equipment and supplies on each squadron to support 14,403 Marines and Sailors for 30 days of sustained combat," said William H.