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    Word Function

    Can anybody tell me what the function is for "about the war" in this sentence. I'm thinking may be it's a prepositional object but I'm not sure.


    Itīs a new Russian film about the war
    S P Cs

    What I donīt know is the function of "about the war"

    Thanks

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    Re: Word Function

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Can anybody tell me what the function is for "about the war" in this sentence. I'm thinking may be it's a prepositional object but I'm not sure.


    Itīs a new Russian film about the war
    S P Cs

    What I donīt know is the function of "about the war"

    Thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon.

    (1) To the best of my knowledge, you are 100% correct.

    (2) I think that most books would classify "about the war"

    as a prepositional phrase that modifies (belongs to) the word

    "film."

    (a) "about" = preposition

    (b) "the war" = object of the preposition.

    Tom: Do you want to see a new Russian film with me tonight?

    Mona: Sure! What's it about?

    Tom: It's about the war.

    Mona: Oh, I'm sorry. I don't like movies about the war.

    Tom: OK. Would you be interested in a film about the Bolshoi Ballet?

    Mona: That would be great!

    ***** Have a nice day!

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