The word “OF” can be used as a Preposition. Take a look at the definitions and examples below to learn how “OF” works as this part of speech.
The word “of” is considered as a preposition because it is used to show that a person or an object belongs to, or is related to, something. For example, in the sentence:
“The first page of the paper provides the history.”
The word “of” indicates that the “first page” belongs to/ is connected with the “paper.”
a. belonging to, relating to, or connected with
- It was an act of bravery.
- That was very nice of you.
b. used to indicate that someone or something belongs to a group of people or things
- He is known as a man of honor.