English/Word Functions/Objects of the Preposition
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An object of a preposition is a word or group of words which generally answer the questions "Who" or "What" followed by the preposition. They are like Objects of the verb, but they come after prepositions.
- "He was tired of waiting"
- Here, "waiting" is the Object of the preposition "of". It answers the question, "He was tired of what?".