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She threw her husband out of the house.

Could we call "out of" a unit/a composite preposition, there?
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Hi,

What's your definition of a composite preposition?

Best wishes, Clive
e.g.

in front of

in back of

into

onto

toward
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Mind, some would say that a compound preposition ends in a preposition and a composite preposition ends in a noun.
And there's quite a lot of parallel Houdini stuff going on in this and other universes.
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Yeah, MrP, how would you answer the thread question here?
I have seen this called a multiword (multi-word) preposition. Multi-word lexemes exist for all classes of words, forming an important extension and continuation of single-word items.
Some linguists (Quirk) choose to call multiword prepositions differently, namely "prepositional phrase" and, on one occasion, "complex preposition", e.g. except for, with the exception of, apart from,
etc.
Thanks, AlpheccaStars. Am I right in thinking that not many grammars deal with such forms?
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