|From:||Muke Tever <alrivera@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 17, 2001, 14:33|
> From: Tristan Alexander McLeay <zsau@...>
> Subject: Re: New Member With Questions
> >prepositions ... "particles"
> What is the difference between prepositions and particles?
> And are they really prepositions in English, given that they sometimes go
> after what they modify (like in 'where do you come from?')?
That's not 'from' as a preposition, that's 'from' transferred as part of a
phrasal verb. The preposition modifies the verb; _come_ 'move hither'
doesn't mean anything like _come from_ 'originate').
Sometimes we get weird triplets that way, when a verb is formed both the
old-fashioned way (preverbing the preposition) and this way:
look over (check carefully)