- I met him in New York.
- I met a beggar in New York.
- I met the beggar in New York.
What is the part of speech of 'in New York'? Is it an adjective phrase or an adverbial phrase? Or can it be both?
My explanation for #2 is as follows.
Where did you meet a beggar? I met a beggar in New York. If this is the answer to the question, in Sentence 2, 'in New York' is an adverbial phrase.
Which person did you meet? I met a beggar in New York. (This one means I met a beggar who was in New York.) In this cases, 'in New York' is an adjective phrase. There are many beggars in New York. And I met a beggar of all the beggars in New York.
What do you think about my explanation?