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Sorry abuot this again, I fear I'm becoming somewhat of a pain. But I have to fully get it.

From what I gathered, Adjective Prepositional Phrases modifies nouns/pronouns or object of another preposition, eg.:

The book on the table in the English classroom is her book. (on the table modifies book and in the English classroom modifies on the table)

while Adverb Prepositional Phrases modifies verbs, adjectives or predicate adjectives, eg.:

The pirate map was hidden underneath a big rock. (underneath a rock modifies the verb was hidden)

The dog is troublesome in so many ways. (in so many ways modifies the predicate adjective troublesome)

So here is one practice kind of threw me off again:

In the cage we saw a juaguar from the jungle of Brazil. (A: in the cage mofidies the verb saw therefore it's a Adverb prepositional phrase)

But I thought in the cage modifies the juaguar who is in the cage therefore an Adjective prepositional phrases. Any opinions? Thanks a lot.

Raen
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The easiest way to explain is this: Adverbs and Adverbs phrases tell where, when, how, and how much (to what extent). In the cage tells where, therefore is Adverb.
AnonymousThe easiest way to explain is this: Adverbs and Adverbs phrases tell where, when, how, and how much (to what extent). In the cage tells where, therefore is Adverb.
Perhaps it's the easiest, but it may not be the most reliable. You must still consider the context to determine that "in the cage" doesn't indicate which jaguar, therefore adjective.

Usually when a prepositional phrase is adverbial, it modifies an action: The jaguar pooped in the cage.

The jaguar in the second cage has been ill. Where's the action? Does this tell where he's been ill? Maybe he was ill before they put him in the cage.
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yeah i think so your sentence i an adverb but not an adjective <opinion only> what am I wrong please tell it to me
Anonymousyeah i think so your sentence i an adverb but not an adjective
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Technically speaking, the sentence, "In the cage we saw a juaguar from the jungle of Brazil." is stylistically awkward and not of the best construct. The reason is precisely why you are having difficulty figuring out whether "in the cage" is adjectival or adverbial. Just as in using participle phrases to begin a sentence whereby the noun it modifies must come immediately after, prepositional phrases must also be positioned where the word they modify is clear. When it is written "in the cage we...", it implies that "we" are in the cage, rather than the jaguar being in the cage.

You're not having difficulty because you cannot distinguish the prepositional phrase's function. You're having difficulty because it is a bad sentence.
Hello! WHen you say, 'In the cage, we saw.....,' your modifier is now MISPLACED. The sentence is semantically incorrect.
Hello there i think the in the cage phrase answers Where? so it functions as an adverb prep phrase

from the jungle functions as an adj prep phrase
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Hello Raen, Can you please identify these sources that talk about Ps and adjectives
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