chapter  12
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Prepositions

Because prepositions are the most idiomatic part of speech, each with a vast number of meanings in many cases, the following can only serve as a guide to the usage of German prepositions. To have listed English prepositions with their various translations into German would have been unwieldy and the student would have been prevented from getting a feeling for the nuances of meaning associated with each individual German preposition. By doing the reverse you can get some idea of the various meanings of each German preposition. It should be noted that some prepositions can be used as adverbs too, e.g.