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We worry about our friendship with both classmates and teachers.

Is the phrase with both classmates and teachers a complement of "our friendship" or a modifier?

  • What is the part that makes you unable to parse the sentence? It's quite obvious that you know that with both classmates and teachers is a constituent (a phrase, in the example). – Damkerng T. May 28 '15 at 10:22
  • Is it "with both classmates and teachers" a complement of "our friendship" or a modifier? – user48070 May 28 '15 at 10:27
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    That's a good linguistic question. I'm sure there are some users who welcome this kind of question, though IMHO it's not really important for English language learners. – Damkerng T. May 28 '15 at 10:37
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It's a prepositional phrase that is a postmodifier in the phrase our friendship with both classmates and teachers.

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