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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:45:00 PM
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The list of items is on the table. What is the grammatical form and function of "of items"? Which meaning or sense of " of" is used here? Is it a prepositional phrase functioning as an adjective? Or Does it mean items' list?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:51:31 PM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
The list of items is on the table. What is the grammatical form and function of "of items"? Which meaning or sense of " of" is used here? Is it a prepositional phrase functioning as an adjective? Or Does it mean items' list?


It appears to be a prepositional phrase modifying "list". There are several definitions that could fit here, but this one is a good one

8. Belonging or connected to

So "of items" belongs to, and is connected to, the list. The items are what the list is composed of.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Monday, March 22, 2021 2:20:41 AM
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thar
Posted: Monday, March 22, 2021 2:50:34 AM

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There are two nouns -
the list of items
The box of cereal
the jar of coffee
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
The list of items is on the table. What is the grammatical form and function of "of items"? Which meaning or sense of " of" is used here? Is it a prepositional phrase functioning as an adjective? Or Does it mean items' list?
Applause
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2021 12:20:05 PM
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