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In English, we often put where something happens before we start the sentence with subject of the sentence.  We can focus the person we are communicating with to the front of what we are saying or writing with a few words or a prepositional phrase.

Point 1 and the only point in the category of FOCUS and FRONTING is defined as:

a prepositional phrases in the front position for focus.

The examples given follow the pattern:

A search for _ii _a _nn , on the iWeb corpus will require checking against the English Vocabulary Profile too.

1 AS A RESULT , 290795
2 IN THE WORLD , 190027
3 AT THE TIME , 168187
4 IN THE PAST , 163602
5 IN THE END , 144888
6 BY THE WAY , 138727
7 OVER THE YEARS , 122255
8 IN THE FUTURE , 103232
9 AROUND THE WORLD , 97683
10 IN THE MEANTIME , 94573
11 IN MY OPINION , 90529
12 AT THE MOMENT , 76707
13 AT A TIME , 75724
14 IN THE MORNING , 69197
15 IN THE COUNTRY , 58979
16 IN THE GAME , 52619
17 ALONG THE WAY , 51139
18 AS A WHOLE , 46227
19 IN THE AREA , 45406
20 ON THE MARKET , 45020
21 ACROSS THE COUNTRY , 40418
22 ON THE CONTRARY , 40261
23 ON THE GROUND , 39184
24 IN THE CITY , 38545
25 ON THE INTERNET , 37699
26 ON THE ROAD , 36751
27 AS AN EXAMPLE , 36726
28 IN THE PROCESS , 35675
29 AT THE END , 35360
30 IN THE AIR , 33846
31 IN THE FIELD , 33081
32 DURING THE DAY , 32580
33 IN MY EXPERIENCE , 31710
34 IN A ROW , 31355
35 OVER THE WORLD , 30648
36 IN THE DAY , 30313
37 IN A WAY , 29346
38 IN THE INDUSTRY , 29111
39 IN MY CASE , 28788
40 IN MY LIFE , 27693
41 ON THE FLOOR , 27584
42 IN THE SUMMER , 27569
43 TO THE PUBLIC , 27263
44 AT THE TOP , 26257
45 IN THE REGION , 25933
46 IN THE HOUSE , 25358
47 THROUGHOUT THE YEAR , 24429
48 IN THE BEGINNING , 24386
49 TO THE RIGHT , 24197
50 IN YOUR LIFE , 24076
51 IN THE BODY , 23714
52 IN THE MIDDLE , 23049
53 IN THE COMMUNITY , 22764
54 IN A WHILE , 22527
55 ON THE RIGHT , 22484
56 ON THE SITE , 21818
57 ON THE SURFACE , 21482
58 IN THE WATER , 21255
59 IN THE BOOK , 20576
60 AROUND THE CORNER , 20546
61 IN THE EVENING , 20430
62 AS A CHILD , 20423
63 IN THE MARKET , 20297
64 FROM THE BEGINNING , 19941
65 THROUGHOUT THE DAY , 19918
66 TO THE GROUND , 19838
67 IN THE BACKGROUND , 19786
68 IN THE KITCHEN , 19459
69 IN THE CLASSROOM , 19330
70 IN A NUTSHELL , 19293
71 IN THE STATE , 19277
72 IN A STATEMENT , 19125
73 OVER THE WEEKEND , 18909
74 ON THE WEB , 18856
75 IN MY MIND , 18651
76 IN A SENSE , 18561
77 IN THE WINTER , 18443
78 OF THE WAY , 18313
79 IN THE FILM , 18262
80 FROM THE START , 18200
81 IN THE ROOM , 18031
82 IN THE CAR , 17961
83 IN THE FALL , 17478
84 IN THE VIDEO , 17131
85 OF THE BOX , 17082
86 IN YOUR HOME , 17025
87 ON THE BEACH , 16997
88 AT THE BEGINNING , 16946
89 IN MY VIEW , 16895
90 ON THE PLANET , 16428
91 DOWN THE ROAD , 16403
92 IN THE SPRING , 16392
93 ON THE TABLE , 16302
94 ON THE LIST , 16260
95 TO AN END , 16247
96 IN THE SERIES , 16077
97 AT THE BOTTOM , 15821
98 ON THE FIELD , 15676
99 AT A MINIMUM , 15585
100 ON YOUR COMPUTER , 15582

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