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 History of this Word

"preposition" is from "praepositio" (before, to place), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

These are all prepositions.

preposition illustration

Is the cat under that chair?

preposition illustration

No, the cat is behind the chair.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

"preposition" is a type of part of speech

Definition

Relationship between words that shows relationship of a word to a person, place or thing. Created to expand meanings. Can apply to a wide range of persons, places or things.

Examples of how the word is used

preposition illustration In this sentence, the preposition "without" introduces the noun "fear."
preposition illustration Which preposition do I use?