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 History of this Word

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

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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 6

Definition

Relationship of something to something else. Shows who does some action (follows a word showing some quality about the action). 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 It was really kind of him.
of illustration While it was nice of the guesthouse to lend us the bicycles, they forgot to mention that the brakes didn't work.