How would you diagram “After the taxi dropped me off two miles from my apartment, I walked home”?

I’m mostly wondering about the phrase “two miles”—would it make more sense to think of it as modifying the verb “dropped” or the preposition “from”?

  • How would you diagram After the taxi dropped me there, I walked home?. Remove the there and substitute the measure NP two miles from my apartment. Jul 4, 2020 at 16:46
  • I'd say that your first suggestion is correct. The measure phrase "two miles from my apartment" is a locative adjunct in clause structure, i.e. it modifies the verb phrase "dropped me off".
    – BillJ
    Jul 4, 2020 at 17:02
  • @BillJ In In The fireworks are two miles from my apartment is the measure phrase now a complement rather than an adjunct? And if so, would that make it an adverbial complement?
    – tchrist
    Jul 4, 2020 at 18:26
  • Related.
    – tchrist
    Dec 17, 2022 at 21:59


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