Governing of Prepositions - 184

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Governing of Prepositions. 


# Prepositions frequently govern verbal nouns.

Examples.

He has changed beyond our knowing.

I did not hear of your being here.

It can be had for the asking.

Many a life is saved by consulting a doctor in good time.

Besides knowing Hindi, he speaks Sinhala well.

# Prepositions may also govern whole clauses.

Examples.

Your success depends on how you work.

After you have had your breakfast I will show you something interesting.

# Prepositions may also govern adverbs.

From here to there is less than a mile.

Until when may we stay?

From now till next week you must stay in bed.

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