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    By request of one of our TestMagicians, here's a list of prepositions that consist of more than one word.



    according to
    ahead of
    all over
    as of
    as to
    as + ADVERB OF TIME + as
    as early as
    as late as
    as often as
    as much as
    as many as, etc.
    away from
    because of
    by the time of
    close by
    close to
    due to
    except for
    for all (this means despite)
    in between
    in front of
    in keeping with
    in place of
    in spite of
    in view of
    instead of
    near to
    next to
    on top of
    other than
    out of
    similar to
    thanks to (this means because of)
    up to
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    I'm learning something here. Which is a little embarrassing and very exciting.
    Can prepositions really be multiple words? Apparently yes. But what about the list of 52 prepositions that I've been looking at for years? Isn't that list definitive? Again, apparently not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    By request of one of our TestMagicians, here's a list of prepositions that consist of more than one word.



    according to
    ahead of
    all over
    as of
    as to
    as + ADVERB OF TIME + as
    as early as
    as late as
    as often as
    as much as
    as many as, etc.
    away from
    because of
    by the time of
    close by
    close to
    due to
    except for
    for all (this means despite)
    in between
    in front of
    in keeping with
    in place of
    in spite of
    in view of
    instead of
    near to
    next to
    on top of
    other than
    out of
    similar to
    thanks to (this means because of)
    up to

    Can such as be added to this list?

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