Definition: 'Of'

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  • Length: 2 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: of

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Preposition
  • You can use A LOT OF or LOTS OF with a singular noun
  • You can use A LOT OF or LOTS OF with plural noun
  • Usually followed by a gerund rather than an infinitive
  • Prepositions connect words together
  • If a preposition isn't connecting words but modifying one word, as in many phrasal verbs, it can be called a Particle (or an Adverb)
Usage Notes:
  • IN CASE OF, like 'because of', is used with a noun or gerund, but not a verb phrase
Other Comments:
  • OF is probably the most meaningless word in the English Language; try defining it.
  • OF is the purest word in English. It's almost pure grammar. It glues the whole language together.

Related Glossary Definitions:

Dictionaries of Contemporary English;  Examples of Acronyms;  Figure of Speech;  Against the run of play;  Back of the net (in the);  Bottom half of the table;  Bottom of the table;  Dreaded vote of confidence;  Fourth official;  Game of two halves;  Group of death;  Hand of God;  Kick off time;  Kick off;  Majority of possession;  Match of the Day;  Movement off the ball;  Off the ball;  Off his line;  Off target;  Official supporters’ club;  Officials;  Offside rule;  Offside trap;  Out-of-position;  Outside of the foot;  Park the bus (in front of the goal);  Playoff;  Professional foul;  Running off the ball;  Secure the services of;  Sending-off;  Shots off target;  Straight to the arms of;  Stretchered off;  Top half of the table;  Part of Speech

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