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  1. Cap1034
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    What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    I was trapped in the meshes of tradition.

    What is this "of" in terms of grammar?
    Is this the same as the "of" of "the city of New York?"

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    Re: What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    I was trapped in the meshes of tradition.

    What is this "of" in terms of grammar?
    Is this the same as the "of" of "the city of New York?"
    It is a preposition. It connects the noun "tradition" to "meshes" as it connects "New York" to "city".

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    Re: What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    So the meaning of the two "of"s is the same? The city=New York....the meshes=tradition?

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    Re: What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    So the meaning of the two "of"s is the same? The city=New York....the meshes=tradition?
    Prepositions have many meanings. Read them here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/of

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    Re: What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    How would you interpret this?

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    Re: What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    How would you interpret this?
    Given the meanings, how would you interpret this?

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    Re: What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    I think they are the same. What do you think?

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    Re: What is this "of" in terms of grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    I think they are the same. What do you think?
    Pretty much.

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