Grammar questions

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Cooklava

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Hi all, I have four sentences that require your help. Here goes. Thank you.

1. We made lots of friends at the mall.

Is the prepositional phrase "of friends" functioning like an adjective by modifying "lots"?

2. Through the opened curtain I saw the dawn dimness.

Is "dawn" an adjective?

3. Ah well, one does one's best.

Is "ah well" a single unit, like some interjection? If it isn't, what part of speech are both words?

4. He has singlehandedly driven a number of players away from the club.

Is "away" modifying the verb "has driven" or the prepositional phrase "from the club"?

Again, thank you very much.:)
 

Buddhaheart

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1. We made lots of friends at the mall.

Is the prepositional phrase "of friends" functioning like an adjective by modifying "lots"? Yes.

2. Through the opened curtain I saw the dawn dimness.

Is "dawn" an adjective? I’ve trouble understanding ‘dawn dimness’. Please look at your sentence again.

3. Ah well, one does one's best.

Is "ah well" a single unit, like some interjection? If it isn't, what part of speech are both words? A 2-word interjection.

4. He has single-handedly driven a number of players away from the club.

Is "away" modifying the verb "has driven" or the prepositional phrase "from the club"? ‘Driven away’ is a phrasal verb. ‘Away’ modifies the verb. The prepositional phrase “from the club” functions as an adjectival modifying the noun ‘players’.
 
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