"Compound prepositions are those prepositions which are created by presolving the preposition to a noun, an adjective or an adverb"Examples: over, alengthy, inside, around, before, behind, listed below, beneath and so on.

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The boys ran about the bench

The book is inside the cupboard

The fan is above the table

I am unable to understand also this meaning, members are requested to make this clear to me.

Thanks in advance!


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The commenters are correct. I think what your book is trying to say (and supposedly using the wrong meaning for "compound prepsition") is that the cited prepositions were arisen by combining

a- with -round, in- via side,be- through -low, -hind, -neath, and so on.


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I think the over cited definition is not that bizarre. Judging by the exceptionally definition of the word "compound" itself: a preposition merged by mixing two words. Words prefer be+neath and with+in must comfortably fit right into this meaning. After all the word preplace per-se is a compound of pre+place. And by the way what around compound adverbs such as whenever, hereafter, or compound pronouns like whoever before, whatever before and also so on?

Additionally, if you start to consider the multi-word prepositions as compounds, a variety of phrasal verbs containing any number of prepositions will lose their sepaprice identity and jump onto the bandwagon of compound prepositions.

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By its incredibly definition and feature, a preplace is put before a noun or a pronoun to display its place or place or in grammatical terms preplace combines two different grammatical devices.. When it pertains to defining a compound preplace, I have to say the over cited definition does not make a clear point...It quite creates confusion on the bases of syllables and also archaism... a compound preposition is, even more logically, combination of 2 or even more prepositions to form one preplace and also once bifurcated both have the right to be and also need to be offered as preplace at their very own areas I.e. the boy jumped into the water. " into" is offered as a preposition here_ compound preplace... let"s take in and to provided in sepaprice means he went in the room and also he went to college. Now, let"s take a look at words such as "above" and also " between" and " beneath" if we usage them collectively prior to a noun or a pronoun, they make a sense to mind and deserve to be used for preplace. But the exact same words can not be better split into propositional attribute identified above... Hence I would favor to conclude that your meaning either demands to be revised or at least revisited...