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    Red face A question about Semantics

    Hello friends,

    what do we mean by " PREPOSITION" in semantics ..

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    Re: A question about Semantics

    little words or phrases like:

    down, up, on, in, at, to, across, behind, at, next to, in front of, opposite . .

    and many others

    prepositions can tell you where something is

    prepositions are usually followed by a noun, or pronoun.

    at the hotel


    in the kitchen


    next to him

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    Re: A question about Semantics

    Quote Originally Posted by mazen View Post
    Hello friends,

    what do we mean by " PREPOSITION" in semantics ..
    Are you asking what a preposition is? Or how prepositions relate to semantics? Can you expand a bit on your question?

    If your meaning is the second one:
    "on the table" is semantically different from "under the table" because the preposition is critical in the meaning.

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    Re: A question about Semantics

    thanks brothers for your help.

    The definition of preposition in semantics is " part of the meaning of the utterance of a declarative sentence which describes some state of affairs. Can you explain the definition that I have mentioned?

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    Re: A question about Semantics

    Quote Originally Posted by mazen View Post
    thanks brothers for your help.

    The definition of preposition in semantics is " part of the meaning of the utterance of a declarative sentence which describes some state of affairs. Can you explain the definition that I have mentioned?
    Yes. The prepositions "on" and "under" are part of the meaning of the utterance (as I've demonstrated already). If you change the preposition, the meaning of the utterance changes.
    The phrases I gave would normally occur as part of a declarative sentence. "The fork is on(under) the table". And this sentence describes a state of affairs, i.e. "The fork is on the table" describes a different state of affairs from "The fork is under the table."
    Basically, that's just a long sentence meaning: "Prepositions are important in meaning."

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    Re: A question about Semantics

    Raymott, I really appreciate your help .


    Thanks brother.

    I got it .

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