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What does the adverb "newly" modify in this sentence?

Certain Italians who were newly cognizant of Greek and Roman cultural accomplishments initiated a classical cultural rebirth after a long period of stasis.

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    It modifies "cognizant", the head of the AdjP "newly cognizant of Greek and Roman cultural accomplishments", which functions as predicative complement of "be". – BillJ Jan 17 at 12:13
  • @BillJ probably you are right. My mistake. – RubioRic Jan 17 at 12:35
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    @BillJ Why a comment instead of an answer? That seems quite complete. – Tashus Jan 17 at 15:16
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It modifies "cognizant", the head of the Adjective phrase "newly cognizant of Greek and Roman cultural accomplishments", which functions as the predicative complement of "be".

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