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Syntax, what is the functions of the in brackets phrases?

the following phrases are sentence constituent or phrase constituent and what its function?

1- some students are speaking english (fluently) enough.

2- I forgot the size. In spit of (the measurement that was taken).

3- she was not happy (with her husband).

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. (fluently) is an adverb describing the verb (speaking).

    2. (the measurement that was taken) is the object of the preposition (of). The whole phrase is an adjective phrase modifying (size), I believe.

    3. (with her husband) is a prepositional phrase seems to be an adverb phrase modifying (not happy).

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