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Adverbial phrase help please!

(4 Posts)
Peacocklady Tue 07-Jan-14 21:01:50

If anyone fancies a bit of homework could you possibly have a look at these sentences and say where you think the adverbial phrases are?

I'm teaching it and want to be sure.

I've underlined what I think it is:

There was once a boy called Tom, who lived with his grandfather in an old lighthouse at the edge of the sea.

Between them, Tom and his grandfather took care of the lighthouse.

On stormy days and moonless nights, they would light the lamp to show passing ships where the rocks were.

On sunny days they would go fishing together and Tom's grandfather would tell him wonderful stories of faraway lands and sea monsters.

Any helpful comments appreciated!

prism Wed 08-Jan-14 10:41:15

I'd agree, except with "wonderful stories...", which IMHO is the object of the verb "tell", though I can see why you would think it ought to be "him".

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 09-Jan-14 15:05:26

Also "together" is not a phrase, but a single word adverb.

BadgerB Tue 18-Feb-14 08:28:20

Reaching far back into the mists of my education - Adverbial clauses answer the one of the following questions; Where, Why, How, When. There are, I'm sure, others I've forgotten.
1st sentence 'with his grandfather etc' = Where.
2nd sentence 'between them' = How
3rd sentence 'on stormy days' = When
'to show etc' = Why
Agree with prism about the 4th sentence, 'stories' is the direct object; 'him' the indirect object.
All dredged up from long ago, and I'm happy to be corrected.

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