identifying prepositional phrases?
"Put your coat on a hook by the back door"
is phrase "on a hook" a adverd phrase that modifies the verb "Put" or a adjective phrase that modifies the noun "coat"?
- Gretchen SLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
If it were an adjective, it would describe the coat. Can you buy or do you have a coat on a hook? No. "On a hook" modifies "put," so it's an adverbial prepositional phrase.
Put your coat with the red buttons on the hook. "With the red buttons" is adjectival; it describes the coat.
"By the back door" describes the hook, so it is also an adjectival prepositional phrase.