preposition sentence

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preposition /ˌprɛpəˈzɪʃən/ n
  1. a word or group of words used before a noun or pronoun to relate it grammatically or semantically to some other constituent of a sentence
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin praepositiō a putting before, from pōnere to place

ˌprepoˈsitional adj ˌprepoˈsitionally adv USAGE
The practice of ending a sentence with a preposition (Venice is a place I should like to go to) was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable and is the preferred form in many contexts





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