#947. 現代英語の前置詞一覧[preposition][conjunction]


 前置詞,接続詞,助動詞,冠詞,代名詞,関係詞などは機能語 (function word) あるいは文法語 (grammatical word) と呼ばれ,語彙としては閉じた類 (closed class) を形成すると言われる.一方,名詞,動詞,形容詞,副詞は内容語 (content word) と呼ばれ,開いた類 (open class) を形成する.
 以下は,Quirk et al. (Sections 9.7--9.8, 9.10--9.11) に挙げられている独自の分類による前置詞の一覧を,整理したものである.英語にこれほど前置詞があったのかと驚くばかりだ.

1. Simple prepositions
 (a) Monosyllabic prepositions
  as, at, but, by, down, for, from, in, like, near (to), of, off, on, out, past, per, pro, qua, re, round, sans, since, than, through (thru), till, to, up, via, while, with
 (b) Polysyllabic prepositions
  about, above, across, after, against, agin, along, alongside, amid(st), among(st), anti, around, atop, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, besides, between (tween, twixt), beyond, circa, despite, during, except, inside, into, notwithstanding, onto, opposite, outside, outwith, over, pace, pending, throughout, toward(s), under, underneath, unlike, until, unto, upon, versus (v, vs), vis-à-vis, within, without
2. Marginal prepositions
 bar, barring, excepting, excluding; save
 concerning, considering, regarding, respecting, touching
 failing, wanting
 following, pending
 given, granted, including
 less, minus, plus, times, over
3. Complex prepositions
 (a) Two-word sequences
  up against, as per
  as for, but for, except for
  apart from, aside from, away from, as from
  ahead of, as of, back of, because of, devoid of, exclusive of, inside of, instead of, irrespective of, off of, out of, outside of, regardless of, upwards of, void of
  according to, as to, close to, contrary to, due to, near(er) (to), next to, on to, owing to, preliminary to, preparatory to, previous to, prior to, pursuant to, subsequent to, thanks to, up to
  along with, together with
  à la, apropos (of)
 (b) Three-word sequences
  in aid of, (in) back of, in behalf of, in cause of, in charge of, in consequence of, in (the) face of, in favour of, in front of, in (the) light of, in lieu of, in need of, in place of, in (the) process of, in quest of, in respect of, in search of, (in) spite of, in view of
  in accordance with, in common with, in comparison with, in compliance with, in conformity with, in contact with, in line with
  by dint of, (by) means of, by virtue of, (by) way of
  on account of, on behalf of, on (the) ground(s) of, on the matter of, (on) pain of, on the part of, on the strength of, on top of
  as far as, at variance with, at the expense of, at the hands of, (for) (the) sake of, for/from want of, in exchange for, in return for, in addition to, in relation to, with/in regard to, with/in reference to, with/in respect to, with the exception of


 ・ Quirk, Randolph, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, and Jan Svartvik. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman, 1985.

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