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What is a preposition?

 

Definition
 

A preposition is an adposition that occurs before its complement.

Examples (English)
 
  • to
  • with
  • from
Generic
  A preposition is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 282

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 182–183

 

Mish 1991 929

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 657–659

 

Richards, Platt, and Weber 1985 227


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