Preposition

  • (noun): (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).
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Some articles on preposition, prepositions:

Crasis - Portuguese
... the most frequently observed crasis today is the contraction of the preposition a ("to" or "at") with the feminine singular definite article a ("the"), indicated in writing with a grave accent, or ... Crasis also occurs between the preposition a and demonstratives for instance, when this preposition precedes aquele(s), aquela(s) (meaning "that", "those", in different genders ... In addition, the crasis à is pronounced lower as /a/ than the article or preposition a, as /ɐ/, in these examples in standard European Portuguese, though this qualitative distinction is ...
Name Of Ukraine - Syntax - Preposition Usage in Ukrainian, Russian and Other Slavic Languages
... Traditional usage is na Ukrajini (with the preposition na, "on"), but recently Ukrainian authorities have begun using v Ukrajini (with the preposition v, "in ... Note that the preposition na is also used for some regions of Russia as well as with Rus, the historical homeland of Eastern Slavs (na Rusi) ... The na preposition implies the borderland etymology (and in general, a description rather than a proper name), in this context similarly to the use of the ...
Preposition Stranding
... Preposition stranding, sometimes called P-stranding or dangling, is the syntactic construction in which a preposition with an object occurs somewhere other than immediately adjacent to its object ... The preposition is then described as stranded, hanging or dangling.) This construction is widely found in Germanic languages, including English and the Scandinavian languages whether or not ... Preposition stranding is also found in languages outside the Germanic family, such as Vata and Gbadi, two languages in the Niger–Congo family, and certain dialects of French spoken in North America ...
Crase - Portuguese
... In Portuguese, the most frequently observed crasis today is the contraction of the preposition a ("to" or "at") with the feminine singular definite article a ("the"), indicated in writing with a grave accent, or ... Crasis also occurs between the preposition a and demonstratives for instance, when this preposition precedes aquele(s), aquela(s) (meaning "that", "those ... In addition, the crasis à is pronounced lower as /a/ than the article or preposition a, as /ɐ/, in these examples in standard European Portuguese, though this qualitative ...
Casally Modulated Preposition - Bigovernate Prepositions in German
... There exist a reasonable number of bigovernate prepositions in German these are an, auf, hinter, in, neben, über, unter, vor and zwischen ... These prepositions can take either the accusative or dative grammatical cases ... relative to the object with which the preposition agrees (e.g ...

More definitions of "preposition":

  • (noun): 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.