One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a word) placed after or as a suffix on the word that it relates to.
- ‘Until the middle of the twentieth century the scholarly consensus was that Mark could not have ended with a postpositive particle or with such a shocking ending as ‘for they were afraid.’’
- ‘Among other particular features of Albanian and other Balkan languages are a postpositive definite article and the absence of a verbal infinitive.’
A postpositive word.
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