Question : eg.
In which sentence does a prepositional phrase modify an adjective:
a. The white pine grows in the northern United States.
b. It was abundant before the 1700s.
c. English settlers claimed that they found pines 240 ft high.
d. White pine was harvest for ship masts and building supplies.
Answer : Answer: Choice: Sentence b.
It was abundant before the 1700s
'Before the 1700s'. is a Prepositional Phrase.
It modifies the Adjective, 'Abundant'
'It' is the Subject
'Was' is the verb or Predicate.
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Answer : A preposition is a word that relates one word (or group of words) to another word (or group of words). A preposition usually comes before (hence the name pre + position) a noun, pronoun or a phrase; this combination of preposition + noun, pronoun or phrase is called a prepositional phase. The preposition relates the entire phrase to another part of the sentence, generally function as an adjective (modifying a noun) or a adverb (modifying a verb). Any good dictionary will give you a list of the most common prepositions.
An appositive is a word or a group of words that renames or identifies a nearby noun or pronoun. For example, in My friend Tom Brady, the Patriots quarterback, is talented, there are two appositives: Tom Brady identifies which friend is being referred to; the Patriots quarterback renames my friend Tom Brady.
Question : Is there an exception or rule for this, or can they be used in all verb tenses?
Answer : This, that, these, those, and such can modify nouns or replace them. When they modify nouns, they are being used as adjectives: this hat, those gloves, such conditions, etc. When they replace nouns, they are being used as demonstrative pronouns: This is it, That's too far to go, Such is the case, etc. They are not used at all as any part of any form of verb.