A preposition is a word placed before a noun or noun equivalent to show its relationship to another word in the sentence.
Some present or past participles such as considering, concerning, regarding, pending, notwithstanding, etc. are used as prepositions. These words are known as Participle Prepositions.
Examples of Participle Prepositions
- Considering your experience, I hire you for the job.
- Concerning the recent burglary, the police have made no arrests.
- Do you know anything regarding his business venture?
- Notwithstanding her boss’s criticism, the employee submitted her report.
- Pending the results of the investigation, Ms Lee will continue as the interim CEO.
- Regarding this matter, I cannot provide any additional information.
- The stream flows past the meadow.
Miscellaneous Examples of Participle Prepositions
- Barring (excepting, apart from that): Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the plane will take off on time.
- Concerning (about): Concerning her artwork, critics have mixed opinions.
- Considering (taking into account): Considering the features of the car, its price is reasonable.
- During: Napoleon conquered many countries during the French Revolution.
- Notwithstanding (in spite of ): Notwithstanding her objections, the company decided to proceed with the merger.
- Pending (a period till ): Pending further investigation, she will remain in police custody.
- Regarding (about): Regarding your resume, we have filled the position with a more qualified candidate.
- Respecting (in respect of): Respecting your proposal, we have to say that it lacks feasibility.
- Past: The river flows past the town.
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