A player has written this sentence: The girl walked on the path near the lake.
Is lake in both an adverb phrase and an adjective phrase?
(A) No, there are two separate prepositional phrases in the sentence, and the phrase near the lake cannot be both adjective phrase and adverb phrase at the same time. (B) No, the phrase near the lake describes the object of the preposition path, but a prepositional phrase ends with the object of the preposition; therefore, lake is not in the adverb phrase on the path. (C) Yes, the phrase near the lake modifies the word path [the object of the preposition in the adverb phrase], so lake is in both phrases.