She is a very beautiful writer.

The bold part is a phrase.What kind of phrase it may be- a verb phrase, an infinitive phrase, a prepositional phrase or else?

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    The head word of the phrase is an adjective, so it must be an adjective phrase. Dependents of the head (complements, modifiers and determiners) are part of the phrase: the adverb "very" is a dependent (a modifier) of "beautiful" so it must be part of the AdjP.
    – BillJ
    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:56

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It's an adjective phrase, a group of words that describe the noun "writer".

Other examples of adjective phrases see here.

  • Very-intensifier , beautiful - adjective, writer-noun. In your link, The movie was not too terribly long, why not the adjective long included as a part of the adjective phrase?
    – Anubhav
    Jul 24, 2016 at 7:42
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    Yes, it should be underlined too. No idea why it's not. By negligence, I suppose.
    – Victor B.
    Jul 24, 2016 at 8:06

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