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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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In grammar, a word that is used before a noun, pronoun, or gerund to show place, time, direction etc.

Usage examples (29)
  • A grammar has a rule absurd Which I would call an outworn myth: "A preposition is a word You mustn't end a sentence with!"
  • Some one once pointed out that the preposition is a dangerous thing.
  • Hebrew preposition is prefixed to the name of the author and translated
  • A preposition is a fine word to end a sentence with but the “at” in “Where are you at?” for more
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