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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Phrasal prepositions (with example)

PHRASAL PREPOSITIONS
Although most prepositions are one word, some consist of phrases and are called phrasal prepositions. They are used frequently in spoken and written communication.
Here are some phrasal prepositions:
because of, in case of, instead of, by way of, in lieu of, on account of, in care of, in spite of, on the side of…
Example:
- I stop smoking cigarette because of the bad result of it.
- They take the bus to Phnom Penh instead of riding motor bicycle.
NOTE:
In care of is a common symbol used in correspondence. (in care ofis a phrasal preposition that serves as the subject of the verb is.)
-They traveled by way of Vermont. (The phrasal preposition by way of modifies the verb traveled. The noun Vermont is the object of the phrase.)

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