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Such penalties result in a player being sent to an isolated area called the penalty box, after which the offender’s team must operate a player short.

In this sentence, Can i tell this sentence as "When the offender’s team operated, it was a player short." ??
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This is better:

When the team plays, we will be a player short.

The whole clause can't be an adjective, so you can't say that we will be a player short is an adjective. An adjective is just one word. But groups of words that act like adjectives are adjectival. (adjective-like).

a player short in the sentence above can be considered adjectival. It describes "the team".
Some analysts may believe that it better to call it adverbial because it also says "how we will be".

This is a matter of opinion; different people analyze it in different ways. Fortunately, it is not necessary to attach technical terms like "adjective" and "adverb" to every word in every sentence in order to speak or write English well!

CJ
Ice hockey is unusual among the major sports in that teams frequently play with

different numbers of players. Penalties are given for various physical

violations that go beyond the sport's permissive rules of contact. Such

penalties result in a player being sent to an isolated area called the penalty

box, after which the offender's team must operate a player short.

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In this passage, Is "a player short" adjectival?

In the opinion of my english teach, He think that after the team have panalty , the team will be a player short.

and this passage doen't mean that The team which will be a player short must operate.

If a player short is adjectival , This passage mean that before the team have panalty , the team was a player short.

What do you think of that?
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Ice hockey is unusual among the major sports in that teams frequently play with

different numbers of players. Penalties are given for various physical

violations that go beyond the sport's permissive rules of contact. Such

penalties result in a player being sent to an isolated area called the penalty

box, after which the offender's team must operate a player short.

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In this passage, Is "a player short" adjectival?

In the opinion of my english teacher, He think that after the team have panalty , the team will be a player short.

and this passage doen't mean that The team which was a player short must operate.

If a player short is adjectival , This passage mean that before the team have panalty , the team was a player short.

therefore he think that in this passage, a player short isn't used as adjectival.

I wonder if You got my words, because of my english.

What do you think of that?
calif , help me~~ plz
In this passage, Is "a player short" adjectival? No. Adverbial.

In the opinion of my english teach, He think that after the team have panalty , the team will be a player short. I agree with your teacher. Note the words after which in the original passage you quote.

and this passage doen't mean that The team which will be a player short must operate. True. It doesn't mean that.

If a player short is adjectival , This passage mean that before the team have panalty , the team was a player short. I don't see a way of interpreting it as adjectival in your sample sentence quoted above, so I have no way of saying what it could mean if "a player short" were adjectival.

What do you think of that? See comments above. And note the following:


They had 5 players. They had a penalty. Now they have 4.


They have to operate a player short. = They have to operate with one fewer player than before.
Compare with: They have to operate carefully. ('carefully' is obviously an adverb.)

CJ
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I think that I couldn't give you my thinks well.

My teacher said ,"If a player short was used as adjectival, this sentence meant that

the team was a player short before the team had a penalty."

but ,the sentence means that after the team have a penalty, the team will be a player short

so He claimed that a player short is used as adverb, not adjectival

that is true?
I cannot see the connection between how, if it's an adjective, the team was short before the penalty.

In any case, it IS adjectival, and the team does play a player short AFTER the penalty.

(P.S. - It's "thoughts" not "thinks." "I think that I did not express my thoughts well.")
He claimed that a player short is used as adverb, not adjectival that is true?
Yes. That is true.

CJ
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I know 'a player short' is adverb, but why are'nt adjectival.

In fact, there is only two man claiming that as adverb, My teachers.

Others concerning the english language have been claiming that 'a player short' is adjectival in my country,

even examiners of the problem.

they explained that the team had a penalty before the team is a player short.

then, asked me " why isn't it adjectival? look at (the team is a player short) "

Frankly I have trouble writing in english, I want to know about it.

CJ, You tell me that the team is a player short .

Regardless of the fact that 'a player short' tells how the team play.

the team had a penalty = > the team is a player short.

the sentence above is exactly adjectival.
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