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Thread: in, by, to

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    in, by, to

    I know the words in, to, by are prepositions.

    But here :

    (The words `in', `by', `to' are prepositions.)

    In the above sentence I think `in', `by' `to' is nouns.

    Am I right?

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    Re: in, by, to

    No, they're prepositions. The inverted commas just separate them from the text to show that they are examples and not grammatical components of the sentence. 'In' can be a noun- we talk of the 'ins and outs' of something, which are the details of its structure, organisation, procdedures, etc.


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