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Unit 9 Grammar
Presentation
Page 137
Modification of Nouns
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A noun modifier is a noun that
is used as an adjective.
It follows the rules for an
adjective, and not the rules for
a n...
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For example:
I’m taking a grammar course.
I’ve already finished two other
grammar courses.
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An adjective modifier is an
ordinary adjective that is not
also a noun.
A noun modifier goes after an
adjective modifier.
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For example:
I’m taking a difficult grammar
course.
Modification of Nouns
Adjective
Modifier
Noun
Modifier
Head
Noun
I remember
the
Summer Olympics.
wonderful Athletes.
amazi...
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There are rules about the order
of adjective modifiers:
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1.Opinion
2. Size
3. Age
4. Shape
5. Color
6. Origin
7. Material
Order of Adjective Modifiers
Opinion Size Age Shape Color Origin Material
I saw a great new French movie.
I met its fascin...
Several Adjective Modifiers
Different Modifier
Categories
Same Modifier Category
A great new epic
movie
A serious, profoun...
Compound Modifiers
The movie has lots of computer-generated
strange-looking
scenes.
creatures.
The main character is a 10-...
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Unit 9 grammar presentation

  1. 1. S Unit 9 Grammar Presentation Page 137 Modification of Nouns
  2. 2. S A noun modifier is a noun that is used as an adjective. It follows the rules for an adjective, and not the rules for a noun.
  3. 3. S For example: I’m taking a grammar course. I’ve already finished two other grammar courses.
  4. 4. S An adjective modifier is an ordinary adjective that is not also a noun. A noun modifier goes after an adjective modifier.
  5. 5. S For example: I’m taking a difficult grammar course.
  6. 6. Modification of Nouns Adjective Modifier Noun Modifier Head Noun I remember the Summer Olympics. wonderful Athletes. amazing volleyball games. unexpected Romanian victory.
  7. 7. S There are rules about the order of adjective modifiers:
  8. 8. S 1.Opinion 2. Size 3. Age 4. Shape 5. Color 6. Origin 7. Material
  9. 9. Order of Adjective Modifiers Opinion Size Age Shape Color Origin Material I saw a great new French movie. I met its fascinating young Chinese director. She had large round jade earrings . She wore a long red silk dress
  10. 10. Several Adjective Modifiers Different Modifier Categories Same Modifier Category A great new epic movie A serious, profound and heartwarming movie A serious, profound, heartwarming movie A heartwarming, profound, serious movie.
  11. 11. Compound Modifiers The movie has lots of computer-generated strange-looking scenes. creatures. The main character is a 10-year-old long-haired, short-legged girl. boy

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