Some participles (i.e. verbs ending with '-ing', '-en' or '-ed') can sometimes act as a preposition. In this lesson, we will learn about the most common ones.
What Are Participle Prepositions?
A participle is a word formed from a verb that ends in -ing, -ed, -en, etc. Participial prepositions or participle prepositions are participles that act as a preposition.
Here are some examples:
Including and Excluding
As a preposition, 'following' means after or as a result of a particular thing or action.
'Considering' as a preposition means taking something into consideration.
'Regarding' means 'relating to' or 'about' something or someone.
I'm considering your request,
'Given' as a preposition is used when you want to say you are considering something as a valid point.
Participle prepositions (also called participial prepositions) are participles that are used as prepositions. Remember participles are words that are used to make compound verbs, nouns, adjectives, and in some cases used as a preposition. They are formed by -ing, -ed, -en, etc.
Here are some participle prepositions:
|1. excluding||5. regarding|
|2. including||6. notwithstanding|
|3. following||7. given|