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Participial prepositions

Participial prepositions or participle prepositions are participles (gerund forms -ing’ or -ed forms). Participial prepositions include: excluding, following, notwithstanding, pending, considering, during, regarding, including, etc. All these participles can function as ‘participle prepositions’.

Examples of participial prepositions in context

  • Joseph was talking to James regarding the new scientific developments.
  • I am working during the night and I am exhausted.
  • The laws were not in their favour, notwithstanding they decided to pursue the case.
  • Following our disagreement, we shall go ahead with the plans to build a new office.
  • The officers were going over the possible factors, including the impossible ones.
  • Considering our situation we’re gonna have to re-innovate ourselves.
  • Excluding our fellow peers from the project was a huge error and detrimental to the company.
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