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    He walks dragging his left foot.

    Hi all

    I am a little confused here with adverbial phrase. I found on the internet this examples:

    Examples of Adverbial Phrases:


    1) He walks dragging his left foot.
    The participial phrase “dragging his left foot” is an adverbial phrase. It modifies the verb “walks” —it describes how he walks.

    Is it true that adverbial can act as a participial phrase too?

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    Re: adverbial phrase

    The participle phrase in that sentence modifies 'he'. It's adjectival.

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    Re: He walks dragging his left foot.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.



    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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