all washed down with coarse wine

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斜斜莫莫

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Chinese
"Such inns as there were were generally dirty and flea-ridden; the food simply local cheese accompanied by bread often twelve months old, all washed down with coarse wine. "
hi!In this sentence, the red part is as adverbial or predicate? this is so confusing...
 
  • grassy

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    Polish
    It looks adjectival to me because it describes the food.
    Incidentally, are you sure you didn't leave anything out?
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It’s good English, with nothing missing. However, it can be interpreted with various notional additions:

    Such inns as there were were generally dirty and flea-ridden; (main clause)
    [with] the food [consisting] simply [of] local cheese accompanied by bread [that was] often twelve months old, all [of this being] washed down with coarse wine. (a non-finite clause with its own added participle phrase describing what was drunk with the food)
     

    斜斜莫莫

    New Member
    Chinese
    It’s good English, with nothing missing. However, it can be interpreted with various notional additions:

    Such inns as there were were generally dirty and flea-ridden; (main clause)
    [with] the food [consisting] simply [of] local cheese accompanied by bread [that was] often twelve months old, all [of this being] washed down with coarse wine. (a non-finite clause with its own added participle phrase describing what was drunk with the food)
    Thanks, I understand by your detailed interpretation.
     
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