Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 10 21:43:36 UTC 2010

All I could think of, at the moment,

(1) apart, apace, aboard, abreast, apiece,  abroad, alongside

I suppose, one can easily disagree that a preposition is compounded in
any of these. But, I suspect, this is what was intended by the author.
Or, perhaps, he meant the French and Latin prepositions.


On 2/10/2010 2:20 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> ...
> The 1885 theorist also wrote:
>> In conclusion it may be remarked, that in Old English, as in German,
>> there was a great
>> temdency to employ capital letters where we now use small letters, as
>> in the case of nouns, adverbs (compounded of a noun and preposition),
>> &c. In many instances, also, an ignorant scribe employed a capital
>> unnecessarily, and which in copying need not be imitated.
> (1)  Can someone give me examples of adverbs formed from a noun and a
> preposition?  My vocabulary is failing me.

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