[ pree-poz-i-tiv ]
/ priˈpɒz ɪ tɪv /
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(of a word) placed before another word to modify it or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence. In red book, red is a prepositive adjective. John's in John's book is a prepositive genitive.
a word placed before another as a modifier or to show its relation to other parts of the sentence.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of prepositive
OTHER WORDS FROM prepositivepre·pos·i·tive·ly, adverb
Words nearby prepositive
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Example sentences from the Web for prepositive
Of these component parts, the former may be conveniently named the Prepositive, the latter the Subjunctive term.
Words beginning with a Lingual when the Prepositive term ends in n; 3.
British Dictionary definitions for prepositive
/ (priːˈpɒzɪtɪv) /
(of a word or speech element) placed before the word governed or modified
a prepositive element
Derived forms of prepositiveprepositively, adverb
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