Adjective And Adverb Prepositional Phrases

Adjective prepositional phrases follow the nouns they modify, unlike adjectives which generally go immediately before the nouns they modify. Like adjectives, they tell
which one,
what kind,
how much, or
how many.

The show
\on television

tonight is about snow leopards
\in Asia
.

On television
tells us which show.
In Asia
tells us which leopards.

Adverb prepositional phrases that modify adjectives and adverbs must go after the words they modify. Like intensifiers, they tell to what extent. They can also tell
why
or
in what way
or
in what circumstances.

I am hungry
\because of this diet
.
(Because of this diet
tells why I’m hungry.)


You can run pretty quickly
\in those high heels
.
(In those high heels
tells when you run quickly.)

Adverb prepositional phrases that modify verbs can move about the sentence, just as adverbs do. Like adverbs they can tell
where,
when,
how, and
to what extent. Since they use more than one word, they can also tell
why.

We will go snowboarding
\in the winter
.
(In the winter
tells when we will go snowboarding.)


\In the winter
, we will go snowboarding.
We will,
\in the winter
, go snowboarding.

Hint:
Sometimes a prepositional phrase could make sense either as an adjective phrase modifying the noun before it or as an adverb phrase modifying the verb. In this case, it is usually considered an adjective phrase.

The plant
\in the window

gets lots of sunlight.
(Tells which plant.)

\In the window
, the plant gets lots of sunlight.
(Tells where the plant gets lots of sunlight.)

The plant gets lots of sunlight
\in the window
.
(Tells where the plant gets lots of sunlight.)

Practice What You’ve Learned

Directions:
Using the toolbar, mark the prepositional phrases in the following sentences as adjective or adverb phrases. First click on the type of phrase in the toolbar, then click on the preposition, and lastly the object of the preposition.
1.
I
bought
the
dress
with
the
blue
stripes
for
the
party
.
2.
The
man
with
the
mustache
raises
horses
on
his
farm
.
3.
Before
the
next
storm
,
we
need
to
cut
the
damaged
branches
in
that
tree
.
4.
The
snow
on
the
trees
turned
the
forest
into
a
wonderland
.
5.
The
little
brick
house
between
the
skyscrapers
was
built
in
the
1800s
.
6.
The
car
with
the
damaged
bumper
is
owned
by
the
man
in
the
yellow
house
.
7.
The
questions
on
that
test
were
taken
from
student
suggestions
.
8.
The
players
on
each
team
gathered
in
their
locker
rooms
.
9.
The
dolphins
in
that
park
were
born
in
captivity
.
10.
After
breakfast
we
will
go
to
the
store
.

Source: https://www.englishgrammar101.com/module-7/prepositions/lesson-8/adjective-or-adverb-prepositional-phrases

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