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    #11

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

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    Without a preposition, adjective, or an adverb, There wouldn't be prepositional, adjectival, or adverbial phrases.
    I think an adjectival/adverbial prepositional phrase doesn't need an adjective/adverb, but I am not a teacher.

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    #12

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think an adjectival/adverbial prepositional phrase doesn't need an adjective/adverb, but I am not a teacher.
    What I meant was they act like an adjective/adverb in some cases but you are right that prepositional phrase don't need adjective/adverb, unless the adjective is modifying a noun in the prepositional phrase or an adverb is modifying the prepositional phrase or anything in the clause. Do you understand/agree?

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    #13

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    I understand the above but not the following. How can a book shelf mention something?
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    Can't it also be saying the above the book shelf mentions it acting like a prepositional adjective?
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    #14

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

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    How can a book shelf mention something?
    I probably wrote something wrong. To me, "The book above the book shelf" means the book that is above the book shelf so it is showing what book mentions something. Do you understand/agree?

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    #15

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

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    "The book above the book shelf"
    I would agree if you mean 'above the book shelf' is an adjectival prepositional phrase modifying 'the book', but I am not a teacher.

    Should it be 'the book in the bookshelf'?

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    #16

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

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    Should it be 'the book in the bookshelf'?
    I think both are possible. Yes, I think it is a prepositional adjective phrase.
    Last edited by mawes12; 08-Jul-2015 at 14:30.

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    #17

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    To Parser, this thread is about preposition's connection with adjective and adverb in case you didn't know.
    Last edited by mawes12; 08-Jul-2015 at 16:23.

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    #18

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    I don't see "above" as an adverb in "the book above". Even with the restatement, "above" is not an adverb in "which is above". It follows a linking verb.

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    #19

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    I found an example which seems to agree with TheParser's post.
    'Above can be used... as an adverb (without a following noun): She stared up at the stars above.'── quoted from http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d.../british/above (boldface in red is mine)

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    #20

    Re: Preposition, adverb, and adjective

    I would call "above" an adjective there.

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