What part of speech does "into a gourmet meal" function as in this sentence:

"Watch this iron chef turn instant noodles into a gourmet meal"

  • A prepositional phrase is just that. That is the part of speech. However, you can also say: turn into is a phrasal verb and gourmet meal is a direct object.
    – Lambie
    Sep 19, 2021 at 16:52
  • It's a preposition phrase headed by the preposition "into". The structure of "turn instant noodles into a gourmet meal" is: verb - Od - [prep+O], the latter constituent being a complement of "turn".
    – BillJ
    Sep 19, 2021 at 17:43
  • @BillJ is a preposition phrase a complement of noodles?
    – bak1936
    Sep 20, 2021 at 4:53
  • No; It's a complement of "turn". "Instant noodles into a gourmet meal" is not a syntactic unit, not a constituent.
    – BillJ
    Sep 20, 2021 at 6:30


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