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Question 2:

II. Noun Modifiers

1. Look at these examples from the text, and say whether the modifiers (in italics) are nouns, proper nouns, or adjective plus noun.

(i)

An otter fixation

(iv)

The London streets

(ii)

The iron railings

(v)

soft velvet fur

(iii)

The Tigris marshes

(vi)

A four-footed soccer player

2. Given below are some nouns, and a set of modifiers (in the box). Combine the nouns and modifiers to make as many appropriate phrases as you can. (Hint: The nouns and modifiers are all from the texts in this book.)

temple

three girls

triangle

dresses

person

thoughts

boys

roar

gifts

scream

farewell

expression

time

subject

landscape

handkerchief

crossing

flight

chatterbox

profession

physique

coffee

view

celebration

college

rough

hundred

stone

ordinary

love

uncomfortable

white

slang

slack

bare

railroad

tremendous

family

marriage

plump

invigorating

panoramic

heartbreaking

birthday

incorrigible

ridiculous

loud

first

Answer:

1.

(i) Noun

(ii) Noun

(iii) Proper noun

(iv) Proper noun

(v) Adjective plus noun

(vi) Adjective plus noun

2.

Temple − white temple, stone temple, first temple

Person − incorrigible person, ridiculous person

Gifts − hundred gifts, ordinary gifts, birthday gifts

Time − college time, rough time, first time

Crossing − railroad crossing, first crossing

Physique − plump physique, ordinary physique

Three girls − first three girls, incorrigible three girls

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