\"Compound prepositions space those prepositions which are formed by prefixing the preposition come a noun, one adjective or an adverb\"Examples: above, along, inside, around, before, behind, below, beneath etc.

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The guys ran roughly the bench

The book is inside the cupboard

The fan is over the table

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The commenters room correct. I think what your publication is trying come say (and supposedly using the wrong definition for \"compound prepsition\") is that the cited prepositions were developed by combine

a- with -round, in- through side,be- v -low, -hind, -neath, etc.


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I think the above cited definition is no that bizarre. Judging by the very definition of the word \"compound\" itself: a preposition merged by mixing two words. Words choose be+neath and also with+in must comfortably fit into this definition. After ~ all the word preposition per-se is a compound of pre+position. And also by the means what about compound adverb such together whenever, hereafter, or compound pronouns like whoever, whatever and also so on?

Moreover, if you begin to think about the multi-word prepositions as compounds, a variety of phrasal verbs containing any number of prepositions will shed their separate identity and also jump ~ above the bandwagon of compound prepositions.

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By the very meaning and function, a preposition is placed prior to a noun or a pronoun to show its ar or place or in grammatical terms preposition combines two different grammatical units.. Once it concerns defining a compound preposition, I have to say the above cited an interpretation does no make a clean point...It rather creates confusion on the bases that syllables and archaism... A link preposition is, more logically, mix of 2 or more prepositions to form one preposition and when bifurcated both deserve to be and should be supplied as preposition at their own places I.e. The young jumped into the water. \" into\" is used as a preposition here_ compound preposition... Let\"s take in and also to used in separate means he go in the room and also he visited school. Now, let\"s take it a look in ~ words such as \"above\" and also \" between\" and \" beneath\" if we use them collectively prior to a noun or a pronoun, they do a feeling to mind and also can be used for preposition. Yet the exact same words can\"t it is in further split into propositional function defined above... Therefore I would like to conclude that your definition either requirements to it is in revised or at the very least revisited...