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Participle Preposition

Definition of Participle Preposition with Examples

Participle preposition is a verb ending with ‘-ing’, ‘-en’ or ‘-ed’, which also acts as a preposition. Some of the most common examples of participle prepositions are - given, considering, regarding, provided etc.

Read the following sentences and identify the Participle Prepositions -

  • Players were given refreshments.
  • Every detail regarding the meeting was true.
  • You will succeed provided that you work hard.
  • You should not leave anything pending for tomorrow.
  • According to the weather forecast, it will rain today.
  • Mobile phone is an instant mode of communication between two people.
  • Owing to the rain, he missed the train.
  • There was an announcement barring him from attending the assembly.
  • He was barred from entry on disciplinary grounds.
  • The book was taken back from him.

Answers - given, regarding, provided, pending, according, between, owing, barring, barred, taken.

It is evident that the words act as a verb as well as preposition; therefore they are ‘Participle Prepositions’.

Participle Preposition: List/Examples/Words

Concerning, failing, considering, regarding, barred, during, accepting, notwithstanding, expecting, following, excluding, regarding, respected, provided, pending, according, barring, between, given, taken, including, owing etc.

Participle Preposition: Examples/Activities/Worksheet MCQs with Answers:

Choose the appropriate participle preposition for the sentences from the choices provided below them.

  • I will go there, ________ you are coming with me.
    1. if
    2. regarding
    3. provided
    4. taken
  • Study ________ to the syllabus.
    1. according
    2. owing
    3. between
    4. failing
  • He was surprised as he was not ________ me.
    1. accepting
    2. taking
    3. expecting
    4. falling

 

  • You should reach on time, _________ which you will be disqualified.
    1. barred
    2. failing
    3. according
    4. upon
  • I planned to visit my grandparents ______ the winters.
    1. pending
    2. excluding
    3. taken
    4. during
  • I am ready to pay the fee __________ the late penalty.
    1. excluding
    2. and
    3. for
    4. taking
  • ________ his feeble appearance he was a man of courage.
    1. according
    2. barring
    3. given
    4. notwithstanding
  • He was ________ from boarding the plane without passport.
    1. given
    2. taken
    3. barred
    4. owing
  • Everyone ________ the chief guest was enjoying the show.
    1. apart from
    2. including
    3. provided
    4. following
  • He was given a second chance, _________ his good behavior.
    1. considering
    2. pending
    3. regarding
    4. accepting

 

  • You are expected to complete all your ________ work by tomorrow.
    1. previous
    2. latest
    3. pending
    4. important
  • There was a narrow passage in ________ the two houses.
    1. between
    2. middle
    3. side
    4. considering
  • _______ to his athletic built; he was selected in the team.
    1. considering
    2. following
    3. owing
    4. between
  • The money was ______ to the person who needed it the most.
    1. taken
    2. regarding
    3. given
    4. regarding
  • Life is about ______ the problems and finding the solutions.
    1. taking
    2. making
    3. taken
    4. accepting
  • My uncle is keenly _________ the election results.
    1. disturbing
    2. following
    3. considering
    4. accepting
  • It wasn’t ________ you or your performance.
    1. about
    2. for
    3. considering
    4. regarding
  • He was highly ________ due to his composed nature.
    1. pleased
    2. respected
    3. followed
    4. taken
  • Anything _______ the security of students is a matter of great importance.
    1. about
    2. regarding
    3. concerning
    4. accepting
  • The visitor was _________ from one class to another.
    1. given
    2. accepted
    3. making
    4. taken
  • The government recently passes a law ________ the financial offenders from escaping the country.
    1. expecting
    2. barring
    3. making
    4. accepting

Answers - 1)c, 2)a, 3)c, 4)b, 5)d, 6)a, 7)d, 8)c, 9)b, 10)a, 11)c, 12)a, 13)c, 14)c, 15)d, 16)b, 17)d, 18)b, 19)c, 20)d, 21)b