Definition of postposition in English:
A word or morpheme placed after the word it governs, for example -ward in homeward.
- It's quite different from English, too, in that it puts the verb at the end of the sentence and uses postpositions instead of prepositions.
- A switch within the prepositional phrase should be ruled out because English has prepositions and Panjabi postpositions.
- This actuality of things is emphasized by the postposition of the color adjective, in accordance with normal, non-poetic usage: it excludes any metaphorical interpretation.
- Example sentences
- In Japanese as in Carrier, it is possible to describe the cooking process more specifically by adding adverbs and postpositional phrases, e.g. ‘gently’ or ‘in a frying pan’, but the number of basic verbs is limited.
- Korean is a subject-object-verb language, for example, and has a rich system of postpositional case markers.
Definition of postposition in:
- US English dictionary
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