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  1. Preposition and postposition

    Prepositions are a class of words which express relationship. Examples are the words in, under, toward and before in these phrases: in the chair, under the chair, toward the chair, before the chair. Some have syntactic or semantic functions. The primary function of prepositions, shows relationships, and so a preposition typically combines with another word or phrase to form a prepositional phrase. The word "preposition" comes from Latin, a language in which such a word is usually placed before its complement. In many languages, words with this grammatical function come after the complement. These can be called "postpositions". Example, “for” in: “What do I need this for?” There are other structures, such as "circumpositions" which consist of two parts that appear on both sides of the complement: “with respect to”.”Centra-’” or “ Intra-position,” as the word “for” in “pound for pound.” We also find “multi-positions” such as "What are you talking about up around in there?"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preposition and postposition in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preposition and postposition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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Translations for preposition and postposition

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Präposition und PostpositionGerman
  • 전치사와 후치사Korean
  • preposition och postpositionSwedish

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