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 History of this Word

"of", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In a phrase such as, "Jim's pictures", it is not certain if we are talking about images that look like Jim or something that belongs to Jim. The word "of" can be added to make it clear, "pictures of Jim".

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grammar is preposition

"of" is a type of small common word

"of" is a part of the expression: all of, all of a sudden, kind of, of a mind to, of a sort, of all people, of choice, of course, of one mind, of record, of the moment, of two minds

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Meaning 5

Definition

Relationship of something to something else. Indicates what something is about. Used to clarify an ambiguous relationship. Used with various words to indicate a wide range of meanings.

Examples of how the word is used

of illustration Think of a cat
of illustration It is the story of an everlasting love.