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    Prepositional phrases

    1. She was in the garden.
    2. She was in a green suit.

    In sentence #1, the prepositional phrase is adverbial. In #2, I'm not so sure. Is the prepositional phrase in #2 functioning as an adjective by modifying the subject "she"? Can a prepositional phrase following a "to be" or a "linking" verb describe the subject of the sentence?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Prepositional phrases

    1. She was (where?) in the garden.


    2. She was (dressed) in a green suit.


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    Re: Prepositional phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    1. She was (where?) in the garden.


    2. She was (dressed) in a green suit.

    Can a prepositional phrase following a "to be" or a "linking" verb describe the subject of the sentence?

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    Re: Prepositional phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooklava View Post
    Can a prepositional phrase following a "to be" or a "linking" verb describe the subject of the sentence?
    She was in a green suit.

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