When I shut off the radio, the last word I hear must be a noun—not a verb, or adjective, or preposition.
One of the many cases in which the French preposition has been incorporated in the name.
The participle may also have the character of an adjective, the adverb either of an adjective or of a preposition.
But in Maori the possessive case is expressed, like all the other oblique cases, by a preposition.
Sometimes in these cases the preposition or conjunction is combined with ow.
He inverts those two expressions and thrusts in a preposition.
The word by after a Passive is translated by the preposition de.
Perhaps there is a necessity of either the addition of a preposition (as in of a father), or of a change in form (as in father's).
How does notwithstanding as a preposition differ from despite or in spite of?
By applying this rule you can always readily determine whether the word in question is an adverb or a preposition.
late 14c., from Latin praepositionem (nominative praepositio) "a putting before, a prefixing," noun of action from past participle stem of praeponere "put before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + ponere "put, set, place" (see position (n.)). In grammatical use, a loan-translation of Greek prothesis, literally "a setting before."
A part of speech that indicates the relationship, often spatial, of one word to another. For example, “She paused at the gate”; “This tomato is ripe for picking”; and “They talked the matter over head to head.” Some common prepositions are at, by, for, from, in, into, on, to, and with.