I was reading an article by GrammarBook.com when the moderators used a term I had never heard of.
Out of is a phrasal preposition.
What is exactly a phrasal preposition? Is it when a preposition is forced to immediately follow another preposition?
While I'm at it, are in front of and on top of phrasal prepositions, too? Maybe you haven't noticed, but on top and in front both always take of when there is a noun.
I am on top [of you].
I am in front [of these people].
I am out [of here].
I walked out [of the building].
So what's up with this phrasal preposition business? Anybody familiar with the term?