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 She waited for a long time.three buses came along.Came along is underlined.
(Adjective phrase - adverbial phrase?)

Dec 26, 2014 3:41 PM
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Hello there! This phrase is an adverbial phrase. The following link explains quite well why came along is an example of an Adverbial Phrase of Place:

Where (Adverbial Phrase of Place)
An adverbial phrase of place states where something happens. For example:

I used to work in a fire-hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. (Steven Wright)
Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings. (Ed Gardner)


Although came along does not describe a specific place, it is definitely an adverbial phrase.


Adjective phrases, on the other hand, are phrases whose head word is an adjective.


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December 27, 2014
Ahmad Mahmoud
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