Honor's English

Which of the following describes the underlined phrase in the sentence below?

The local softball team won the championship (against all odds).

A) prepositional
B) participial
C) gerund
D) infinitive

Process of elimination:
It cannot be C since a gerund needs to have -ing at the end.

It cannot be D since infinitive are mostly used as non-finite verbs.

It cannot be participles since it does not have -ed -en -d -n -ne.

So I say:
A) prepositional

Can anyone check? Thanks :-).

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asked by Ben
  1. You are right.

  2. Thank you :-).

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    posted by Ben
  3. You're welcome.

  4. Good reasoning, but it seems like a lot of work, since simply recognizing "against" as a preposition would have done the job.

    Now if you can just work on the use of apostrophes, that will be real progress...

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