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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 9

Definition

Relationship of something to something else. Shows who something belongs to. 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 He saw the car of an important person he knew parked on the street.
of illustration We will stop off at the home of Bob and Carol.