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In which sentence is the underlined word a preposition ?

A. Some experiments are best performed outside. ( outside underlined )

B. Outside we’ll have a better chance of seeing the stars. ( outside underlined )

C. Place the refused down the garbage chute.      ( down underlined )

D. When production increases, prices go down.   ( down underlined )

5 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    In sentence, the underlined word, which is "down", is a preposition. In sentence D. ("Place the refuse down the garbage chute"), "down" is a preposition because it is followed by a noun ("the garbage chute").

  • 2 months ago

    C is. The others are adverbs, answering the question "where" or "in which direction. Prepositions introduce a phrase with a noun, and often an article or modifier.

    in "down the chute", "chute" is the object of the preposition "down". 

  • User
    Lv 7
    2 months ago


    (note: the word is "refuse", not "refused")

  • Kini
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I dont think any of the underlined words are prepositions.

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  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago


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