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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 look over (check carefully) overlook (ignore) *Muke!


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>