...The construction with "of" seems to be the most common, followed by the one with no preposition, and then by the ones with "in" and "at" .
The funeral is at 3.00, followed by a reception at X bar.
What is the function of "followed by" in those sentences above? Is it a participle? DOes it act as an adverb or noun?
Does it modify the whole main clause? or just the subject of the main clause, "the construction" and "the funeral" ?