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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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Hello Raen, Can you please name these sources that explain this..
Thanks
Samira
I'm sorry Anonymous. This was sooo long ago, I really don't remember the source. It was a site given to me to prepare for an entrance test to the college I was applying to. Now I look back at it, it is a very valuable site (compact, thorough and comprehensive) for any non-native English speaker who wants to have a solid understanding of English grammar. I wish I had kept the URL. I tried to google it but so far I didn't have any luck.
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Raen, if we try to change the sentence to passive construction, "A juaguar from the jungle of Brazil was seen in the cage.", we will find that "in the cage" now becomes the adjective prepositional phrase modifying "was seen". The noun, "jauguar" is being modified by the phrase "from the jungle" which we consider an adjective phrase.
Whoa there! Don't answer if you don't know anonymous cause you will further confuse other people. "in the cage" is clearly an adverbial prepositional phrase in your example because it cleary complement the verb "seen". It's better to not post anything when you don't know.
Hello,
I think your problem might be that the practise sentence is actually faulty. The way it is written, "in the cage" is actually modiyfing "we", suggesting that it is the people who are in the cage, not the jaguar.
Anna
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Dear Raen,

From my point of view it should be like below.

We saw a jaguar. The jaguar was in a cage. This jaguar was from the jungle of Brazil.
So, lets arrange the phrases in a meaningful way.

We saw a jaguar from the jungle of Brazil being in the cage.

Nilantha
hi! if you don't mind, is the grammar book written by Marian Celce Murcia? because I have the same problem too with prepositional phrases as adverbs and I need to prove that the sentence I presented ''I left my notebook on the table' contains a preposition as an adverb by citing the references.

Thank you so much
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