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ofpreposition

weak /əv/ uk strong /ɒv/ weak /əv/ us strong /ɑːv/

of preposition (POSSESSION)

A1 used to show possession, belonging, or origin:

a friend of mine
the president of the United States
the colour of his hair
a habit of mine
that revolting dog of hers
the love of a good woman
the complete plays of (= written by) Lorca

Más ejemplos

  • Those seats are reserved for senior members of the club.
  • He was elected Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe.
  • What's the name of that plant?
  • Sean doesn't like the smell of garlic.
  • Troops shot dead the leader of the rebels in an attack last night.

of preposition (AMOUNT)

A1 used after words or phrases expressing amount, number, or a particular unit:

hundreds of people
most of them
none of them
both of us
a third of all people
a speck of dust
a drop of rain

Más ejemplos

  • Do all of us agree on the matter?
  • He broke the world record by a tenth of a second.
  • Some of the players are not performing as well as they could.
  • I bought her a bunch of flowers for her birthday.
  • She failed the exam because she got two of the questions wrong.

of preposition (CONTAINING)

Más ejemplos

  • I'll have a cup of coffee please.
  • He gave two bags of old clothes to the charity shop.
  • She smokes two packets of cigarettes a day.
  • He dropped a jar of peanut butter onto the floor.
  • The family looked through an album of old photographs.

of preposition (POSITION)

A2 used in expressions showing position:

the top of his head
the back of your dress
on the corner of the street
the front of the queue
I've never been north of Philadelphia.

Más ejemplos

  • He hit the ball over the top of the trees.
  • They have recently painted the front of the house yellow.
  • He built a shed at the bottom of the garden.
  • The accident left him with a scar on the side of his face.
  • Use the index in the back of the book.

of preposition (TYPICAL)

typical or characteristic of:

She has the face of an angel.
That guy's got the personality of a dead fish!

Más ejemplos

  • He's got the mental age of a three-year-old.
  • That was a stroke of genius.
  • She has all the attributes of a great player.
  • He has the patience of a saint.
  • She plays the piano with the skill of a professional.

of preposition (DAYS)

A1 used to refer to a particular date in a month:

the eleventh of March
the first of the month

Más ejemplos

  • My birthday's on the fifth of July.
  • Today is the first of April.
  • Employees get paid on the last day of each month.
  • The book is published on the tenth of September.

of preposition (MADE OF)

made or consisting of; having:

a land of ice and snow
a woman of great charm
a subject of very little interest

Más ejemplos

  • The barman made a cocktail of vodka and fruit juices.
  • He wore a coat of many colours.
  • The car was a wreck of twisted metal after the collision.
  • A feeling of great sadness came over him.
  • The captain inspired a sense of pride in his team.

of preposition (WITH ADJECTIVES/VERBS)

Más ejemplos

  • I'm bored of this game.
  • Paul is scared of heights.
  • He's very sure of himself.
  • He was wary of dogs since he was bitten as a child.
  • I'm tired of your complaining.

of preposition (JUDGMENT)

B2 used after an adjective when judging someone's behaviour:

It was mean of you to mention her weight.
Thank you so much for my present. How thoughtful of you.

Más ejemplos

  • It was careless of him to leave the door open.
  • It was sweet of her to tidy up afterwards.
  • It was reckless of her not to take precautions.
  • It was very heroic of him to dive into the cold water.
  • They agreed that it was naughty of him not to have asked permission.

of preposition (RELATING TO)

C1 about; relating to:

Speaking of Elizabeth, here she is.
One of the advantages of travelling by train is being able to read.
Let us consider the events of the last five months.
Of her childhood we know very little.
formal And what of (= tell me about) young Adrian? How is he?

Más ejemplos

  • Good luck in the exam. I'll be thinking of you.
  • He bought a map of the area so that he wouldn't get lost.
  • Going to the gym is not my idea of fun.
  • I think you've got the wrong impression of Tony.
  • Andrew didn't think much of the film, but I liked it.

of preposition (THAT IS/ARE)

that is/are:

a rise of two percent in inflation
At the age of six she could read a newspaper.

Más ejemplos

  • It was one of the advantages of being tall.
  • The students didn't understand the aim of the exercise.
  • He was taught the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling.
  • What is the meaning of that symbol?
  • He discovered the pleasure of gardening after he retired.

of preposition (DONE TO)

done to:

the massacre of hundreds of innocent people
the oppression of a nation
the destruction of the rain forest

Más ejemplos

  • A crowd had gathered the watch the demolition of the building.
  • The agreement marked the creation of a new state.
  • The newspapers reported the sacking of the manager.
  • The photos show the abuse of prisoners.
  • We watched the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

of preposition (FELT BY)

felt or experienced by:

the suffering of millions
the anguish of the murdered child's parents

Más ejemplos

  • To the delight of the supporters, the team equalized in the last minute.
  • The joy of the new parents was obvious to everyone.
  • The company's results confirmed the confidence of the board.
  • The singer fell off stage, much to the amusement of the crowd.
  • The teacher had earned the respect of the class.

of preposition (THROUGH)

B1 through; having as the cause:

He died of cancer.
I didn't have to go there - I did it of my own free will.
I want to know how it happened because it certainly didn't happen of itself.

Más ejemplos

  • He later died of his wounds.
  • She went of her own accord. No one asked her to go.
  • I'm tired of teaching. I'm going to look for a new job.
  • You did that out of spite.
  • He acted out of respect for his parents.

of preposition (COMPARING)

A2 used when comparing related things:

I liked the green one best of all .
Worst of all was the food!
He's the best looking of the three brothers.
I think that of all his books it's my favourite.

Más ejemplos

  • Of all the places we visited, New Zealand was the most amazing.
  • Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.
  • The Eiffel Tower is the most famous of all Paris's landmarks.
  • In my opinion, it's the best of all the novels he's written.
  • The blue whale is the largest of all the animals.

of preposition (SEPARATE FROM)

used in expressions showing distance from something in place or time:

We live within a mile of the school.
She came within two seconds of beating the world record.

Más ejemplos

  • The firm is within a week of going bankrupt.
  • Does she live within walking distance of her parents?
  • The game was much enlivened when both teams scored within five minutes of each other.
  • The city was within range of the enemy missiles.
  • I came within an inch of losing my life on the rocks below.

of preposition (LOSS)

used in expressions showing loss:

They were robbed of all their savings.
I feel I've been deprived of your company.

Más ejemplos

  • They robbed the company of £2 million.
  • A last-minute injury robbed me of my place on the team.
  • She was desolated at the loss of her sister.
  • In hospital, she felt stripped of all her dignity.
  • He was stripped of his knighthood after he was convicted of stealing from the company.

(Definición de of del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

of en inglés americano

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ofpreposition

us /ʌv, ɑv, əv/

of preposition (POSSESSION)

used to show possession, belonging, or origin:

She is a friend of mine.
The color of his tie matches his suit.
Have you read the novels of John Updike?

of preposition (CONTAINING)

containing or consisting of:

of preposition (AMOUNT)

used after words or phrases expressing amount, number, or a particular unit:

a drop of rain
hundreds of people

of preposition (POSITION)

used in expressions showing position:

I left the book on top of my desk.
I’ve never been north of Montreal.

of preposition (RESULT)

resulting from or having to do with:

the joy of family
the fear of failure

of preposition (RELATING TO)

about, or relating to:

Speaking of Elizabeth, here she is.
There’s a chapter on the use of herbs for medicinal purposes.

of preposition (CAUSED BY)

used to show the cause of something:

He died of a heart attack.
Penny is frightened of spiders.
I’m tired of all this criticism.

of preposition (THAT IS/ARE)

that is/are:

Sales tax of 7% is included in the price.
She could read by the age of five.

of preposition (COMPARING)

used when comparing related things:

He’s the oldest of three brothers.
Of all his films, this one is my favorite.

of preposition (DONE TO)

done to or involving:

the graduation of the class of 2001

of preposition (DISTANCE FROM)

used in expressions showing distance from something in place or time:

We live within a mile of the school.
She came within two seconds of beating the world record.

of preposition (TIME)

used in saying what the time is:

It’s ten (minutes) of five (= ten minutes before five o’clock).

of preposition (DAYS)

used to describe a particular day:

the eleventh of March
the first of the month

(Definición de of del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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