- n 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
- n (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)
- So does the preposition in when used to establish, perhaps, that zucchini quiche is in this year: used just so, in all but sweats with class bias.
- As a hedge they used the Russian preposition k (pronounced "kuh"), which means both to and toward.
- I hesitate to add that 'about' in this case is used as a preposition.
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- Word Watch: Test Your 'Who,' 'Whom' Knowledge
Q: This headline appeared over a newspaper story in The Hartford Courant about anonymous kidney donations: "For whomever needs it most." Is "whomever" correct because it is the object of the preposition "for"? Or should it be "whoever," the subject of "whoever needs it most"? — Tom Whalen, West Hartford.
June 18, 2013 - Hartford Courant