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?

  • 1
    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 '16 at 8:56

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 Singh Jul 24 '16 at 7:42
  • 1
    Yes, it should be underlined too. No idea why it's not. By negligence, I suppose. – Victor B. Jul 24 '16 at 8:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.