This example illustrates how to diagram an
adjective or adjectival prepositional phrase. If you remember,
an adjective modifies a noun or pronoun and answers the questions:
So now, we are showing that a phrase (group of related words) can also act like an adjective. This prepositional phrase "over the river," is telling which bridge one is talking about...the one over the river. Thus, the prepositional phrase is acting like an adjective and is diagrammed below the noun it modifies.
bridge over the river often needs some repairs.
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