What is the adjective phrase in the following sentence?: Florida gardens may use plants from the tropics, and they will not need much water during the summer or in the early...

What is the adjective phrase in the following sentence?:

Florida gardens may use plants from the tropics, and they will not need much water during the summer or in the early fall. 

A.  none
B.  from the tropics 
C.  during the summer 
D.  in the early fall

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An adjective phrase is a group of words that describe a noun (or pronoun) in a sentence and can come before or after the noun it is describing.  In this case, the answer is B, "from the tropics".  "From the tropics" gives more information about what kind of plants Florida gardens may use.  "Plants" is a noun, and "from the tropics" is an adjective phrase that modifies the noun that comes before it.  

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