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I found this discussion helpful. Why does Wikipedia say in the water is an adverbial? Because the function of the prepositional phrase serves to tell us one of the traditional adverbial things about the verb. Which things are generally time, place, or manner. The cite (and site) above gives a baker's dozen of expanded categories of adverbial action. ...


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(Sorry about the misery-guts examples) This topic is not covered by the BBC analysis or Wiki, or other introductions, It is not the verb which is being qualified in these examples, but a Noun which in this case is the subject. The fiddler on the roof wears an afghan coat. The group behind the bike shed carry butane lighters. ... But To begin at the ...


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I've used braces to emphasize the sense. Texas is one of the {states that still have sizable wheat production}. You are selecting Texas from a group of states, those that grow a lot of wheat. The relative clause modifies the plural noun "states," so its verb must be the plural "have." Texas is the {one} of [all the] states {that still has sizable ...



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