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Related to preposition: prepositional phrase
Prepositions are used to express the relationship of a noun or pronoun (or another grammatical element functioning as a noun) to the rest of the sentence. The noun or pronoun that is connected by the preposition is known as the object of the preposition.
Some common prepositions are in, on, for, to, of, with, and about, though there are many others.
pre·po·si·tion 2also pre-po·si·tion (prē′pə-zĭsh′ən)
prep•o•si•tion1(ˌprɛp əˈzɪʃ ən)
or pre-po•si•tion(ˌpri pəˈzɪʃ ən)
|Noun||1.||preposition - 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|
|2.||preposition - (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)|
linguistics - the scientific study of language