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Prepositions are function words like "to", "over", "through", "in". The meaning of a sentence can be dramatically altered by choosing the wrong preposition. Questions need to include enough information for the intended meaning to be deduced.

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2016 or two thousand and sixteen is the name of the year, so the word year is an adposition. Both day in and day of are ok, but year of two thousand and sixteen is wrong.
answered Jan 1 '17 by Nemo
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Repeated chunks like articles and prepositions can be deleted by Conjunction Reduction, but that is an optional rule, and prepositions may be repeated for clarity, as here. In your example, where …
answered Dec 31 '16 by Nemo
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As far as I know, in with is not a thing: that is, I don't know of such a compound preposition or compound adposition and the locution is not attested in any dictionary I checked (for instance, in Wik …
answered Jan 1 '17 by Nemo
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The part after "of" in your examples is not a mere specification, it's a subordinate clause which determines the subject of the main clause. I would call them declarative sentences, but I see that Ot …
answered Jan 1 '17 by Nemo