from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring or placed before another word.
- n. A word or particle occurring or placed before another word.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.
- n. A prepositive word.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Put before; prefixed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Put before; prefixed: as, a prepositive particle.
- n. A word or particle put before another word.
This will account for the prepositive article "Le" prefixed to the
The use of the infinitive without the prepositive "to", is frequently extended beyond present usage, especially in ` Sordello 'and ` The Ring and the Book'.
Here the subject relative of "refuses" is omitted, and the verb followed by an infinitive without the prepositive:
Here are two infinitives, with the prepositive omitted,
The prepositive and terminational particles are critically explained and illustrated.
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