What Are Participle Prepositions?
Participles are verbs that typically end in '-ing', '-ed', or '-en'. When these words are used as prepositions, we call them participle prepositions.
Common Participle Prepositions
The list below shows some of the most common participle prepositions in English:
Now, let us examine how each one is used.
When we want to indicate that someone or something is part of a larger group, we can use the participle preposition 'including'. Let us take a look at some examples below:
Throughout history, some cities conducted witch trials,
She has invited many old friends to her party,
When we want to indicate that we will take something into account or think about something, we can use the participle preposition 'considering'. Take a look at the following examples:
When we want to show that something is related to or concerning another thing or topic, we can use the participle preposition 'regarding'. Study the following examples:
We had a discussion today
She asked the critic some questions
Keep in mind that 'notwithstanding' can also function as a participle preposition. In that case, it means 'in spite of'. Let us take a look at some examples:
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