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    Adverbial modifier or Adjective modifier..

    Hi!

    In the following sentence:

    Algae acquire Phosphorous, in the form of Phosphorous oxide.

    Is the prepositional phrase in the form of Phosphorous oxide acting as:

    i) Adverbial modifier or
    ii) Adjective modifier

    Also, how do we find this out?

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    Re: Adverbial modifier or Adjective modifier..

    Before we answer—can I ask why you are asking this? Do you understand the meaning of the sentence?

    It means the specific form of phosphorus is phosphorus oxide. Think of phosphorus in the form of phosphorus oxide as an entire phrase.

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    Re: Adverbial modifier or Adjective modifier..

    Note the correct spelling of "phosphorus" and that there is no need to capitalise it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Adverbial modifier or Adjective modifier..

    Say:

    Algae acquire phosphorus in the form of phosphorus oxide.

    (No comma is needed.)
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    Re: Adverbial modifier or Adjective modifier..

    Can someone answer my question please.

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    #6

    Re: Adverbial modifier or Adjective modifier..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    Would someone answer my question please?
    The phrase modifies phosphorus, a noun. So what's your opinion?
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    #7

    Re: Adverbial modifier or Adjective modifier..

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    Also, how do we find this out?
    That's what we are trying to help you with.

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