Perhaps you are thinking of prepositional phrases?
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please can you explain to me what a complex preposition is, iv looked every where and no where seems to be able to help me
A complex preposition is a preposition made up of two or more words; it acts as a single unit in a sentence.Originally Posted by me
with respect to
in regard to
Hey! That's not in our glossary. Tdol does say: "Some prepositional phrases can function like single word prepositions; next to, in front of, etc."Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
His examples, next to and in front of are complex prepositions, right?
Yes they are. It is a terminology thing, but, for me, a prepositional phrase is a preposition (simple or complex) plus its object and any modifiers of the object.Originally Posted by RonBee
OK- I'll add complex.
Thanks. I feel better now.Originally Posted by tdol
I've added something quickly.
You are very agreeable tonight. :wink:Originally Posted by tdol