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prepositionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌprep.əˈzɪʃ.ən/ us   /ˌprep.əˈzɪʃ.ən/
B1 in grammar, a word that is used before a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun, connecting it to another word: In the sentences "We jumped in the lake", and "She drove slowly down the track", "in" and "down" are prepositions.

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  • In the sentence 'The dog jumped over the wall', the word 'over' is a preposition.
  • Some prepositions consist of more than one word, such as 'out of'.
prepositional
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌprep.əˈzɪʃ.ən.əl/ us   /ˌprep.əˈzɪʃ.ən.əl/
a prepositional phrase
(Definition of preposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prepositionnoun [C]

us   /ˌprep·əˈzɪʃ·ən/
grammar a word that connects a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun to another word, esp. to a verb, another noun, or an adjective: In the sentence, "We jumped in the lake," "in" is a preposition, and in the sentence, "I heard the sound of loud music," "of" is a preposition.
(Definition of preposition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “preposition”
in Korean 전치사…
in Arabic 13. حَرْف جَرّ (نَحو)…
in Malaysian kata depan…
in French préposition…
in Russian предлог (в грамматике)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 介系詞,前置詞…
in Italian preposizione…
in Turkish edat…
in Polish przyimek…
in Spanish preposición…
in Vietnamese giới từ…
in Portuguese preposição…
in Thai คำบุพบท…
in German die Präposition…
in Catalan preposició…
in Japanese (文法)前置詞(on や at など)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 介词,前置词…
in Indonesian kata depan, preposisi…
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“preposition” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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