Do we need preposition “of” after a year?
Freud is a visitor at James’s Sussex residence, Lamb House, in the year 1908
It’s technically acceptable either way, but the preferred use is “in the year 1908”. The word ‘of’ is used to indicate derivation, origin, or source, and it’s obvious in this sentence which year is being referenced. If you’re a fan of economy of langauge, you can even omit “the year” to produce a less-antiquated form of speaking:
Freud is a visitor at James’s Sussex residence, Lamb House, in 1908.
(Again, it’s not only obvious but assumed that you’re talking about the year 1908 AD)
Question…are you quoting something or did you write that sentence? If you wrote it, consider that “Freud is…” probably should be changed to “Freud was…”.
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