You’ve finally arrived at the place where you’ll find a very large collection of the adjectival phrase examples you’ve spent so much time searching for.
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I want you to understand one simple fact about the adjectival phrase examples I’m about to give you. Most of them can easily function as adverbial phrases as well. Yes. How?
Here is your answer. It all depends on the function that the phrase is performing in a sentence. This confusion between adjectival phrases and adverbial phrases arises especially when you’re looking at prepositional phrases.
Consider these two sentences containing the same prepositional phrase.
- The man from Tokyo is not a Japanese. ADJECTIVAL PHRASE.
You can see that “from Tokyo” is qualifying the noun, “man”.
- He just arrived from Tokyo. ADVERBIAL PHRASE (OF PLACE)
In this other sentence, “from Tokyo” is modifying the verb, “arrived”
Well, you can find more examples of the difference between an adjectival phrase and an adverbial phrase in this post.
That’s enough for an introduction. Have your adjectival phrase examples below.
First Set of Adjectival Phrase Examples
in the zoo
beyond the river
in class four
to the left side of the street
inside my garden
with the boy
on the mountain
from the south
behind those trees
on your table
in front of that gate
in my lap
by the roadside
beside his shoes
under the rock
of the valley
to the gods
of the flies
of The Gambia
Try using these adjectival phrase examples in sentences to prove that they can qualify nouns.
Second Set of Adjectival Phrases
The next batch of adjectival phrase examples are not prepositional phrases.
Here they come.
I urge you to try forming sentences with these adjectival phrases. In some cases you will quickly realize that instead of qualifying a noun, the phrase is rather modifying a verb. That is when it becomes an adverbial phrase and not an adjectival phrase. Make sure you always spot the difference.
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