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    Smile preposition ' of '

    What does 'of' mean in the following setence?
    *She was a little frightened at the thought of her husband taking such a long journey.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: preposition ' of '

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What does 'of' mean in the following setence?
    *She was a little frightened at the thought of her husband taking such a long journey.

    Thanks in advance.
    I would say "of" has a grammatical function and nothing more.

    It introduces the object of the prepositional phrase "her husband taking such a long journey," which modifies (her) thought.

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