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Prepositional phrases that answer the questions how, where, where, or when are adverbialThese prepositional phrases may be moved from the predicate to precede the subject

Prepositional phrases that answer the questions who, whom, and what are adjectivial. These prepositional phrases  must follow the noun the modify.

In the story of Cinderella, the adjectivial and adverbial prepositional phrases are underlined.

Once upon a time....

Cinderella was the stepdaughter of a cruel woman who kept her as a servant. The family lived in a large house.  

Cinderella wanted to be a princess.

Cinderella stared into the mirror of glass and wondered if she would ever get a chance to escape her bad fortune. 



A fairy godmother, a woman of magic from the land of magic, appeared to Cinderella.

The godmother promised Cinderella that she could attend the royal ball at the palace if she would return home by midnight from the palace.



The godmother created a coach from a pumpkin in the garden.

She gave Cinderella a dress of silk from Japan and a pair of slippers of glass from the local factory.



Cinderella danced all evening with the prince, the man of her dreams. They fell in love.



At the stroke of midnight, Cinderella ran from the palace.

One of the slippers of glass fell from her foot onto the steps of the palace.



The prince found the slipper of glass on the stairs .

He searched over the entire kingdom for the woman who owned it. 

It fit the tiny form of Cinderella's foot.



The prince and Cinderella were married.

Cinderella discovered she was a princess of royal lineage, born in a nearby kingdom.

They lived happily ever after.