• THE ORDER/PATTERN OF PREPOSITIONS AND QUESTION TAGS
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    THE ORDER/PATTERN OF PREPOSITIONS AND QUESTION TAGS

    The Order of Prepositions Usually, prepositions precede the words they govern. (e.g. Steve spoke to Sandra.) But sometimes, especially in questions, relative or interrogative clauses, idiomatic expressions, or commonly used expressions, prepositions come after the words they govern. He was in the room when I went to the garden. (in and to precede and govern the room and the garden respectively.) What are you talking about? (about terminates the sentence but it governs what.) A good wife is what every man prays for.(for ends the sentence but it governs what.) You are the girl (whom) we have come for. (for here governs the understood object the relative pronoun whom parenthesized…

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