NoPlaceLikeHome Posted July 11, 2012 Share Posted July 11, 2012 Please help me understand the following sentences: Two of my brothers are in college. I understand "two" is the subject and "are" is the verb. However, "in college" when diagrammed according to ds's book is placed on slanted line below verb like an adverb. I know it is prepositional phrase but I am wondering if it modifies the subject as a predicate adjective with the verb being linking. Spring is not here yet. Again I know "spring" is the subject and "is" is the verb and "yet" is an adverb. However, is not "here" describing "spring" as a predicate adjective??? His book diagramms "here" as a slanted line beneath "is" as if it it an adverb in this case. I know "here" can function as an adverb as in the sentence "Come here," but tin this case it is confusing to me. Can an adverb describe a linking verb like "is"? Please help:D Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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