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    #1

    effects of the drug

    After effects of the drug is very bad.

    here, 'after effects of drug' is subject. what is function of 'of' in that?

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    #2

    Re: effects of the drug

    'Of' is a preposition in 'The after-effects of the drug are very bad'.
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    Re: effects of the drug

    A preposition is a word that links a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to some other part of the sentence.

    I am not able to find a link here.

    for example,

    The ball is under the table.

    under links 'the ball' to 'the table'.

    But here, it is tough for me.

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    Re: effects of the drug

    The link is that the after-effects come from the drug.
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    Re: effects of the drug

    I took ' after effects of drug' as one subject. effects is a noun. I didn't think of it. okay, it is clear now.

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    #6

    Re: effects of the drug

    'after effects of drug' is wrong. Matthew showed you the correct way to write it in post #2.

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    #7

    Re: effects of the drug

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    I took 'after effects of drug' as one subject. 'Effects' effects is a noun. I didn't think of it. Okay okay, it is clear now.
    See my corrections above. Don't put a space after an opening quotation mark. Surround quoted text in quotation marks or put it in italics and remember to capitalize the first letter of each sentence.
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    #8

    Re: effects of the drug

    In my opinion, "of" in this sentence shows possession (not literal possession, of course - a drug can't "own" anything).

    The after-effects of the drug = The drug's after-effects.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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