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Interesting that this noun is categorised with other prepositions. There are so many reasons why I don't like large-scale categorising on Wiktionary. Small-scale categorising is good though. — Hippietrail 03:44, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Which words in a title should be capitalized?[edit]

Anyone know of a comprehensive list of all prepositions? Is it worth mentioning in this definition that prepositions (other than the first word) of book titles should not be capitalized? --Connel MacKenzie 23:10, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)

A comprehensive list of prepositions can be found here. --BrettR 01:40, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Not just nouns[edit]

In English, at least, prepositions don't just come before nouns and pronouns. They also come before: other prepositions (e.g., out from under the bed) adjectives (e.g., on high, for free) adverbs (e.g., until recently) interogative clauses (e.g., we can't agree on whether to have children or not) finite clauses (e.g,. she stood before she crawled) --BrettR 01:37, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Poor definition[edit]

A preposition is not a class of words. It is a word. Prepositions, while a plural of, could be also referred to as a class, but it is wrong to define this word as such. I'm not sure what it is about this word but the wikipedia article is muddled as well — more so, actually. This should be re-written so that the class is not the definition. Perhaps it could be a secondary definition.


a particle used with a noun or pronoun (in English always in the objective case) to make a phrase limiting some other word

Grammar is a complicated subject :( —suzukaze (tc) 06:22, 24 March 2016 (UTC)