how to pronounce preposition


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the above transcription of preposition is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

preposition is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of preposition in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… finish a sentence with a preposition so …”

meanings of preposition


  1. A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
  2. Any of a class of non-inflecting words typically employed to connect a following noun or a pronoun, in an adjectival or adverbial sense, with some other word: a particle used with a noun or pronoun (in English always in the objective case) to make a phrase limiting some other word.


  1. To place in a location before some other event occurs.

preposition frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word preposition occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics preposition can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that preposition can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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