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Somebody Told me in a middle of a Grammar test that A, An, The Are Prepositions. Any Literate person can en-light me, I think I'm Lost in darkness somewhere.

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    I have never encountered any classification which calls those prepositions. They are traditionally articles, now considered a subset of determiners.
    – Colin Fine
    Apr 23, 2020 at 18:10

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"A", "an", and "the" are articles. You can read here about their function: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_(grammar). They modify nouns directly. As parts of speech, they fall under the heading of adjectives.

Prepositions are another part of speech entirely. They include words like on, of, with, to, at, in, etc., and they generally combine a noun with other words in a way that conveys information about it. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preposition#examples

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