Compound prepositions are also known as complex prepositions and are, as the
name implies, made up of more than one word.
For example, 'because of' and 'in between' are prepositions using two words while 'in
front of' and 'on behalf of' are complex prepositions using three words.
He didn't go to university because of his grades.
I accept this on
behalf of my business partner.
Some of the more common compound prepositions are used
frequently in the English Language and they will always (or, most probably) be found together.
The following is just a partial list of the more common complex
Common Compound Prepositions
in accordance with
with regard to
for lack of
for want of
in agreement with
in case of
in charge of
in the event of
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