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  1. Newbie
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    Form and Function

    What is the function of the underlined words in the following sentences:

    They transmitted messages by telephone and radio in their native language-a code the Japanese never broke.

    I need to know the type of phrase and the function of the phrase in the sentence.
    I believe the first one is a prepositional phrase while the second is a noun phrase.

    Thank You

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    Re: Form and Function

    The first is an adverbial phrase. The second is an adjectival phrase.

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