What does "with both classmates and teachers" modify? How to parse this sentence?

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We worry about our friendship with both classmates and teachers.

Is the phrase with both classmates and teachers a complement of "our friendship" or a modifier?

user48070

Posted 2015-05-28T09:44:46.197

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What is the part that makes you unable to parse the sentence? It's quite obvious that you know that with both classmates and teachers is a constituent (a phrase, in the example). – Damkerng T. – 2015-05-28T10:22:59.680

Is it "with both classmates and teachers" a complement of "our friendship" or a modifier? – user48070 – 2015-05-28T10:27:35.837

3That's a good linguistic question. I'm sure there are some users who welcome this kind of question, though IMHO it's not really important for English language learners. – Damkerng T. – 2015-05-28T10:37:52.133

Answers

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It's a prepositional phrase that is a postmodifier in the phrase our friendship with both classmates and teachers.

Vlammuh

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