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preposition
  1. 1
    used for saying who or what has a particular feature, aspect, or quality

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  2. 2
    saying which specific thing
    1. a.
      used for saying which specific thing belonging to a more general type you are referring to

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    2. b.
      used for giving a specific age, amount, value, etc.

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  3. 3
    saying who or what does something
    1. a.
      used after nouns that refer to actions for saying who or what does the action

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    2. b.
      used after nouns that refer to actions for saying who or what is affected by the action

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  4. 4
    used for saying who something belongs to

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    used for saying what something is part of

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    containing or consisting of something
    1. a.
      used for saying what something contains

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    2. b.
      used for saying what type of thing is in a particular quantity or group

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    3. c.
      used for talking about individual pieces of a substance

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    4. d.
      used for saying what group a particular person or thing is from

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    used for saying what substance is used for making something

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    used for giving dates and periods of time

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    used after some adjectives for saying a person or thing that a feeling is directed toward

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    used for saying what type of person or thing has been described by another noun

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    used for saying which person behaves in a particular way in a situation

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    American used in saying the time to mean a particular number of minutes before the hour

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    used for saying what causes something

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    used for mentioning a quality that someone or something has

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    used for describing when something happens in relation to something else

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    used for saying the period of time for which someone or something is the biggest, best, most important, etc.

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    used for saying who has a particular relationship with someone else

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    used for saying what type of activity or situation lasts for a particular period of time

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