What Are Complex Prepositions?
Complex Prepositions are prepositions that are formed by combining two or more simple prepositions.
Some of the common complex prepositions formed by combining two prepositions include:
- out of
- from beneath
- up to
- in on
- from behind
- far from
- in between
- as for
- as of
- as per
- as to
- away from
- up against
Some double-word prepositions have turned into a single preposition over time, for example:
Complex prepositions usually express a sense of movement.
More Than Two Prepositions
We can have more than two prepositions acting as a single unit. For example:
The mouse ran
Complex Prepositions vs. Compound Prepositions
Compound prepositions are those that consist of an adjective, adverb, or noun plus one or more prepositions (e.g., next to, except for, in line with). On the other hand, complex prepositions are those that are made up of two or more prepositions. Compare the examples:
The company's results are
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