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preposition

  

      n   a word or group of words used before a noun or pronoun to relate it grammatically or semantically to some other constituent of a sentence,   (Abbrev.)    prep  
     (C14: from Latin praepositio a putting before, from ponere to place)  
  prepositional      adj  
  prepositionally      adv  
The practice of ending a sentence with a preposition (Venice is a place I should like to go to) was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable and is the preferred form in many contexts  
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