thanks for the input everyone. this is a related question, though even I feel it's a little nitpicky - if anyone has any input though, i'd welcome it. In sentences like: "We are in the building," does "in," relate "the building," to "we," or "are?". The most popular answer would probably be " we," but if a preposition can relate ANY word to another word and not just nouns or pronouns, couldn't one argue that the state of being verb "are," is being related by "in," to "the building," saying that this is the location where the state of being occurred.
Another example (this time with an action verb) is: "They danced in the room," Most people would say that "They," is being related by "in," to "the room," but one might say that the action verb: "danced," is what's being related to: "the room," saying that this is where the action occurred.
Does anyone have any thoughts?
Btw, who's gov.perry?