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    outside the shop

    Hi all. I have a question. Why we don't use of or any other preposition between outside and the shop in the sentence:

    I wanted outside the shop.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Peter Petrov; 14-Jan-2017 at 10:30.

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    Re: outside the shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Petrov View Post
    I wanted outside the shop.
    That sentence is not correct. Do you mean "I wanted to go outside the shop" or "I went outside the shop"?

    We don't use another preposition after outside because we don't need one. It's as simple as that.

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    Re: outside the shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Petrov View Post
    Hi all. I have a question. Unnecessary - just go ahead and ask it.

    Why we don't don't we use of or any other preposition between 'outside' and 'the shop' in the following sentence?

    I wanted outside the shop.
    Perhaps you mean 'I waited ...'

    Please note my amendments to your post.

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    Re: outside the shop

    Thanks a lot for the answers. Have we 'preposition' + 'preposition' generally?

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    Re: outside the shop

    I lately lost a preposition;
    It hid, I thought, beneath my chair,
    And angrily I cried, "Perdition!
    Up from out of in under there."
    Correctness is my vade mecum,
    And straggling phrases I abhor,
    And yet I wondered, "What should he come
    Up from out of in under there for?

    John Moore.
    Last edited by teechar; 14-Jan-2017 at 16:26. Reason: typo

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