What part of grammar is a prepositional phrase acting as adjective?

1 Answer

Answer:

A prepositional phrase is acting as an adjective when the object of the preposition modifies a noun or a pronoun.

Explanation:

A prepositional phrase can modify a noun/pronoun or a verb.
A prepositional phrase that modifies a verb is an adverbial prepositional phrase.

Example prepositional phrases acting as an adjective:

  • That man in the hat asked to see you. (the prepositional phrase modifies the noun 'man')
  • You can admit anyone with a ticket. (the prepositional phrase modifies the pronoun 'anyone')
  • The schedule for next week is posted on the board. (the prepositional phrase modifies the noun 'schedule')

Example prepositional phrase acting as an adverb:

  • The schedule for next week is posted on the board . (the prepositional phrase modifies the verb 'is posted')
  • The dress was specially made for her. (the prepositional phrase modifies the verb 'was made')