What kind of word is im in the below sentence?

Arbeiten Sie zu zweit. Sehen sie das Bildlexikon an und schreiben Sie fünf Sätze wie im Beispiel.


The word im is a preposition.

Just a comment: It wouldn't have demanded a great deal to figure this out by yourself, especially, since the English counterparts at and in (the) are also prepositions.

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    Im is a contraction of in dem, so strictly speaking, it is not a preposition but a combined preposition (in) and article (dem).
    – RHa
    May 30 '19 at 18:51
  • @RHa and I think that is exactly the problem here - This contraction is a phenomenon other languages (like English, and unlike Spanish, for example) don't have.
    – tofro
    May 30 '19 at 21:58
  • @tofro I think that the English contraction of can not to can't is quite the same phenomenon - it just doesn't occur in a preposition. May 31 '19 at 9:45

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