[ pree-poz-i-tiv ]
/ priˈpɒz ɪ tɪv /
(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.
What Are Prepositional Phrases?Prepositional phrases are the kinds of things you use all the time without thinking about them. They’re groups of words that begin with a preposition and end with an object. Prepositions are words like about, across, after, for, and in. You’ll see them in simple prepositional phrases, like about zebras, after school, and with friends. Objects of Prepositions When we say object, we mean the …
Origin of prepositive
Related formspre·pos·i·tive·ly, adverb
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Examples 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 Formsprepositively, adverb
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