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preposition
  1. 1
    used for stating who gives or sends you something or provides you with something

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  2. 2
    used for stating someone's/something's origin
    1. a.
      used for stating the place where someone lives or used to live, or their general situation in life

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    2. b.
      used for stating the place where something was made

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    3. c.
      used for stating what something was originally a part of

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  3. 3
    starting at a particular point and moving away
    1. b.
      starting at a particular time and continuing

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    2. c.
      starting at a particular age and continuing

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    3. d.
      starting at one amount and increasing or becoming less

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  4. 4
    used for stating where someone or something is removed from
    1. b.
      used for stating an amount that is reduced by having part of it taken away

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  5. 6
    because of something
    1. b.
      used for giving the reason for a judgment or opinion

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    used for stating one end of a range of things

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  7. 10
    used for stating where someone is when they see, hear, or do something

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    used for stating what substance has been used for making something

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  9. 12
    used for stating what something is hanging off or sticking out of

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  10. 13
    used for stating what someone or something was before changing to something else

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  11. 14
    used for stating what has been prevented or protected against

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  12. 15
    used for talking about differences between two or more people or things

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