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    Prepositions

    Hello,
    I read that there are hundreds of prepositions in English and to learn them all will take years of practice. My question is a preposition can appear at the end of a statement, for example:

    1. The family is eating inside.
    2. She is running outside.

    I think "inside" and "outside" are prepositions. Am I right?

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    Re: Prepositions

    These words can be prepositions. Many would classify them as adverbs in those sentences.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Nov-2013 at 17:16. Reason: typo

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    Re: Prepositions

    There are about 150 English prepositions.

    Click here to view them.

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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by zoltankr View Post
    Hello,
    I read that there are hundreds of prepositions in English and to learn them all will take years of practice. My question is a preposition can appear at the end of a statement, for example:

    1. The family is eating inside.
    2. She is running outside.

    I think "inside" and "outside" are prepositions. Am I right?
    In those uses, the words are adverbs. They modify verbs and answer the question "where".

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    Re: Prepositions

    And the short answer to your (other) question - yes, a preposition can appear at the end of a sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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