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Do adjectival prepositional phrases introduced by "with" have a specific name/type (translation of "complément circonstanciel d'accompagnement")?

How do you analyze/translate a "complément circonstanciel d'accompagnement" or can you further specify the type of adjectival prepositional phrase introduced by with (or which has) this is? ...
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Is "remained considered guilty" grammatical?

I'm currently reading Huddleston and Pullum (2002). In section 1.3 (p. 79), they note that the following sentence is ungrammatical: (1) The boss seemed considered guilty of bias. I agree that this is ...
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Is the phrase "for us to put the books on" an adjectival or adverbial phrase? [closed]

I'm wondering whether the boldfaced phrase is adjectival or adverbial: John cleared the desk for us to put the books on.
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What is the difference in meaning between "European history" and "the history of Europe"?

I came across this in A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. An explanation was also provided in the book, but I am looking for a more complete explanation.
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Adjective similar to "in-depth" or "slow-paced"

I need to know whether there's an adjective that could work in this sentence: I will provide ___ help so you can solve problems independently. I hope that the answer could be similar to "in-...
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Are the infinitive phrases adverbial or adjectival in these sentences?

I am looking for water to drink. The infinitive "to drink" is obviously an adjectival infinitive that modifies "water". I am looking for water to quench my thirst. I feel iffy ...
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The use of What as a relative pronoun

I was doing a TOEFL exercise and I stumbled on this particular error-analysis question: In the Indus Valley, what is now Pakistan and western India, most dwellings had drains for waste disposal. The ...
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Is the hyphen in the adjective phrase “just-[past participle]” mandatory?

I came across the following sentence: The target can be resolved through one of the just mentioned record types. I believe it should have been written as “… just-mentioned record types”, with a ...
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What are adjective phrases exactly?

I've been under the impression that "adverbial phrases" are phrases that function adverbially and "adjectival phrases" are phrases that function adjectivally. My understanding is ...
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Is there any preference in the use of participial clause versus a relative clause? [duplicate]

For example, A. I defined the density as the number of persons populating the region. B. I defined the density as the number of persons that populate the region. Also consider the following. C. ...
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"I have a friend VISITING me." Participle vs entire Direct Object Clause

"I have a friend visiting me." Which part of speech is "visiting" specifically? Even if "a friend visiting me" is an entire direct object clause, what is the breakdown: Is "visiting" a participle? ...
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Difference in adjective phrase

What is the difference between There is something wrong with him And There is something wrong about him
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Can a phrasal adjective be placed AFTER a noun? [closed]

If phrasal adjectives can be placed after nouns, what are some examples?
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Form of predicative complement

I have two questions about predicative complements: 1) I've been scouring CaGEL* in pursuit of some kind of survey of forms functioning as subject predicative complement, but have failed miserably; I'...
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Which is correct: "new features in" or "new features of"?

Which of the following sentences is correct? The new features of the software are given below The new features in the software are given below
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