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What is a preposition?

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What is a preposition? #1 (permalink) Tue Dec 14, 2004 17:30 pm   What is a preposition?

Test No. incompl/elem-13 "Grammar Questions", question 3

Which of these is a preposition? It is ..........

(a) thorough
(b) trough
(c) through
(d) throng

Test No. incompl/elem-13 "Grammar Questions", answer 3

Which of these is a preposition? It is through.

Correct answer: (c) through

What is a preposition?


Prepositions #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 14, 2004 17:39 pm   Prepositions

A preposition is a part of speech (a word type) that serves to express the relationship between two words, for example:

with him
to you
through the window
between you and me
for us


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Preposition #3 (permalink) Tue Dec 14, 2004 17:40 pm   Preposition

Literally it's a small word that goes before (that's a preposition) a noun and usually gives some some idea of direction in time or place. So we have in the room/on the table/after the dance/before Tuesday and so on.
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Preposition #4 (permalink) Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:38 am   Preposition

But I thought (very similar words...Oh! my gosh!) that through is an adjective or adverb. What is about "though"? What is that?
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What is a preposition? #5 (permalink) Wed Jun 06, 2012 13:26 pm   What is a preposition?

Sorry my dear teacher, but I have learnt that "THROUGH" can be adjective, too. For example: a through train. Am I correct or not. Best regards.
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What is a preposition? #6 (permalink) Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:21 am   What is a preposition?

That is also possible, yes.

Many words function in different ways depending on the structure of the sentence.
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