Student or Learner
Given the sentence,
"Surfing is a popular sport in the summer."
Is the following correct?
"Surfing" is a gerund modified by the adverbial prepositional phrase "in the summer"
Is there anything wrong with writing the sentence as follows,
"In the summer, surfing's a popular sport."
"Surfing, in the summer, is a popular sport."
"Surfing is a popular summer sport."
This is condensing the adverbial phrase into an adjective?
Not necessarily. Raymott has simply produced a natural English sentence. There is no reason to think he has 'condensed' anything.
Yes, I now see how it was condensed and also noticed the shift away from a verb based action sentence to a passive noun based sentence.