Review: The Function Of Phrases

Identify the function of the phrase highlighted in the following sentences.

 

 

1. The projectionist dreamt that he chased an enormous gorilla around the theatre.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "around the theatre" functions as an adverb because it modifies the verb "chased."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "around the theatre" functions as an adverb because it modifies the verb "chased."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "around the theatre" functions as an adverb because it modifies the verb "chased."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "around the theatre" functions as an adverb because it modifies the verb "chased."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "around the theatre" functions as an adverb because it modifies the verb "chased."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "around the theatre" functions as an adverb because it modifies the verb "chased."

 

 

2. Justine hoped to attend the masquerade even though her guardian had forbidden such adventures.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "had forbidden such adventures" acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "had forbidden such adventures" acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "had forbidden such adventures" acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "had forbidden such adventures" acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "had forbidden such adventures" acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "had forbidden such adventures" acts as the predicate of the sentence.

 

 

3. The child dancing about the stage hopes to become a movie star.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the participle phrase "dancing about the stage" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the child."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the participle phrase "dancing about the stage" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the child."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the participle phrase "dancing about the stage" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the child."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the participle phrase "dancing about the stage" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the child."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "had forbidden such adventures" acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the participle phrase "dancing about the stage" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the child."

 

 

4. The reporter consulted a number of published accounts before interviewing the senator.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "of published accounts" acts as an adjective because it modifies noun "number."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "of published accounts" acts as an adjective because it modifies noun "number."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "of published accounts" acts as an adjective because it modifies noun "number."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "of published accounts" acts as an adjective because it modifies noun "number."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "of published accounts" acts as an adjective because it modifies noun "number."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "of published accounts" acts as an adjective because it modifies noun "number."

 

 

5. The party was a dreadful failure because the caterers forgot to bring the tableware.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the infinitive phrase "to bring the tableware" acts as the direct object of the verb "forgot."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the infinitive phrase "to bring the tableware" acts as the direct object of the verb "forgot."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the infinitive phrase "to bring the tableware" acts as the direct object of the verb "forgot."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the infinitive phrase "to bring the tableware" acts as the direct object of the verb "forgot."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the infinitive phrase "to bring the tableware" acts as the direct object of the verb "forgot."

 

 

6. The guild is meeting to discuss the latest misdemeanours of the apprentices.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "is meeting to discuss..." acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "is meeting to discuss..." acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "is meeting to discuss..." acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "is meeting to discuss..." acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "is meeting to discuss..." acts as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the verb phrase "is meeting to discuss..." acts as the predicate of the sentence.

 

 

7. They heard high pitched cries in the middle of the night.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "in the middle of the night" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "heard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "in the middle of the night" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "heard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "in the middle of the night" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "heard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "in the middle of the night" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "heard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "in the middle of the night" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "heard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "in the middle of the night" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "heard."

 

 

8. Megan believed that dreaming about grapes meant that she should skip Latin class.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the gerund phrase "dreaming about grapes" acts as the subject of the verb "meant."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the gerund phrase "dreaming about grapes" acts as the subject of the verb "meant."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the gerund phrase "dreaming about grapes" acts as the subject of the verb "meant."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the gerund phrase "dreaming about grapes" acts as the subject of the verb "meant."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the gerund phrase "dreaming about grapes" acts as the subject of the verb "meant."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the gerund phrase "dreaming about grapes" acts as the subject of the verb "meant."

 

 

9. The guard woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm knocked a bowl of potato chips off the desk.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the past participle phrase "woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the guard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the past participle phrase "woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the guard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the past participle phrase "woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the guard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the past participle phrase "woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the guard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the past participle phrase "woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the guard."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the past participle phrase "woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm" acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun phrase "the guard."

 

 

10. The reporter consulted a number of published accounts before interviewing the senator.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

The prepositional phrase "before interviewing the reporter" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "consulted."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

The prepositional phrase "before interviewing the reporter" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "consulted."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

The prepositional phrase "before interviewing the reporter" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "consulted."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

The prepositional phrase "before interviewing the reporter" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "consulted."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

The prepositional phrase "before interviewing the reporter" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "consulted."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is correct.

Explanation:

The prepositional phrase "before interviewing the reporter" acts as an adverb because it modifies the verb "consulted."

 

 

11. The bar was full of patiently waiting customers.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the present participle phrase acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun "customers."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the present participle phrase acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun "customers."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the present participle phrase acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun "customers."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the present participle phrase acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun "customers."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the present participle phrase acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun "customers."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the present participle phrase acts as an adjective because it modifies the noun "customers."

 

 

12. I was driven mad by the sound of my neighbour's constant piano practising.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "by the sound of my neighbour's constant piano practising" functions as an adverb because it modifies the compound verb "was driven."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "by the sound of my neighbour's constant piano practising" functions as an adverb because it modifies the compound verb "was driven."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "by the sound of my neighbour's constant piano practising" functions as an adverb because it modifies the compound verb "was driven."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "by the sound of my neighbour's constant piano practising" functions as an adverb because it modifies the compound verb "was driven."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "by the sound of my neighbour's constant piano practising" functions as an adverb because it modifies the compound verb "was driven."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "by the sound of my neighbour's constant piano practising" functions as an adverb because it modifies the compound verb "was driven."

 

 

13. The committee gave our neighbourhood association an award for innovative tree planting.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "our neighbourhood association" acts as the indirect object of the verb "gave."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "our neighbourhood association" acts as the indirect object of the verb "gave."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "our neighbourhood association" acts as the indirect object of the verb "gave."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "our neighbourhood association" acts as the indirect object of the verb "gave."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "our neighbourhood association" acts as the indirect object of the verb "gave."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "our neighbourhood association" acts as the indirect object of the verb "gave."

 

 

14. I hate camping and nothing you tell me will persuade me to get into a canoe with you.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

The verb phrase "will persuade me to get into a canoe with you" functions as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

The verb phrase "will persuade me to get into a canoe with you" functions as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is correct.

Explanation:

The verb phrase "will persuade me to get into a canoe with you" functions as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is correct.

Explanation:

The verb phrase "will persuade me to get into a canoe with you" functions as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

The verb phrase "will persuade me to get into a canoe with you" functions as the predicate of the sentence.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

The verb phrase "will persuade me to get into a canoe with you" functions as the predicate of the sentence.

 

 

15. The apprentices elected Wilkins Lord of Misrule.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "Lord Of Misrule" is the object complement of the direct object "Wilkins."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "Lord Of Misrule" is the object complement of the direct object "Wilkins."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "Lord Of Misrule" is the object complement of the direct object "Wilkins."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "Lord Of Misrule" is the object complement of the direct object "Wilkins."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "Lord Of Misrule" is the object complement of the direct object "Wilkins."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the noun phrase "Lord Of Misrule" is the object complement of the direct object "Wilkins."

 

 

16. When she was a young woman, she earned her meagre living as a coal miner.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "as a coal miner" acts as an adverb describing how the subject earned her living.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "as a coal miner" acts as an adverb describing how the subject earned her living.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "as a coal miner" acts as an adverb describing how the subject earned her living.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "as a coal miner" acts as an adverb describing how the subject earned her living.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "as a coal miner" acts as an adverb describing how the subject earned her living.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "as a coal miner" acts as an adverb describing how the subject earned her living.

 

 

17. According to the chart, making supper is Richard's duty tonight and washing the dishes is Dorothy's.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the gerund phrase "making supper" is the subject of the linking verb "is."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the gerund phrase "making supper" is the subject of the linking verb "is."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the gerund phrase "making supper" is the subject of the linking verb "is."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the gerund phrase "making supper" is the subject of the linking verb "is."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the gerund phrase "making supper" is the subject of the linking verb "is."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the gerund phrase "making supper" is the subject of the linking verb "is."

 

 

18. The guard woken from his sleep by the burglar alarm knocked a bowl of potato chips off the desk.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "off the desk" functions as an adverb modifying the verb "knocked."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "off the desk" functions as an adverb modifying the verb "knocked."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "off the desk" functions as an adverb modifying the verb "knocked."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "off the desk" functions as an adverb modifying the verb "knocked."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "off the desk" functions as an adverb modifying the verb "knocked."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is correct.

Explanation:

 In this sentence, the prepositional phrase "off the desk" functions as an adverb modifying the verb "knocked."

 

 

19. Thomson was a landscape painter.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the noun phrase "landscape painter" acts as a subject complement.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the noun phrase "landscape painter" acts as a subject complement.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the noun phrase "landscape painter" acts as a subject complement.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the noun phrase "landscape painter" acts as a subject complement.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the noun phrase "landscape painter" acts as a subject complement.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is not correct.

Explanation:

In this sentence, the noun phrase "landscape painter" acts as a subject complement.

 

 

20. During the winter the smell of woodsmoke drifts through the neighbourhood.

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Subject is not correct.

Explanation:

 The prepositional phrase "during the winter" acts as an adverb modifying the verb "drifts."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Complement is not correct.

Explanation:

 The prepositional phrase "during the winter" acts as an adverb modifying the verb "drifts."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Object is not correct.

Explanation:

 The prepositional phrase "during the winter" acts as an adverb modifying the verb "drifts."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Predicate is not correct.

Explanation:

 The prepositional phrase "during the winter" acts as an adverb modifying the verb "drifts."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adjective is not correct.

Explanation:

 The prepositional phrase "during the winter" acts as an adverb modifying the verb "drifts."

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Answer:

The answer This phrase functions as a Adverb is correct.

Explanation:

 The prepositional phrase "during the winter" acts as an adverb modifying the verb "drifts."