preposition

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: prĕp-ə-zĭsh'ən
  • IPA: /ˌprɛpəˈzɪʃən/
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Noun[change]

Singular
preposition

Plural
prepositions

  1. A preposition is a member of a group of words, or part of speech, that usually show where something happens. Typically a preposition is followed by a noun.
    In the sentence, "I come from Canada," from is a preposition.

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Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adverb - determinative/determiner - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause