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    Default How do you modify?

    Hello teachers!
    I want to modify a sentence.Please help me.
    Mr.Jone loves Ms.Jasmine.
    For example, Mr.Jone loves Ms.Jasmine very much.
    Mr.Jone loves Ms.Jasmine, a teacher very much, and so on.
    Please modify as much as you can.
    Thank you in advance.
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    Default Re: How do you modify?

    Well, modify nouns with adjectives or other nominals, and modify verbs with adverbs, like this,

    EX: My friend, Stella, a 6th grade teacher, slowly read the French poem that I wrote last week.

    Hope that helps. Looking forward to seeing "your" sentence.

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    Default Re: How do you modify?

    First of all, I want to thank you very much for your reply. My sentence is below.

    With all his heart, Mr.Jone, one of my best friend, teaching English Language in the university, loves a one-hand-broken lady called Ms.Jasmine, his student who is studying English Language in the university.

    I think this sentence would be right. Some modifiers make me complicated because I think they are not "adjectives", for example,teaching (which modifies Mr.Jone),one-hand-broken (which modifies lady) and called(which modifies lady) I mentioned above. Are they "adjectives"? Please explain it to me.
    I have often seen present participle and past participle modify noun, for example, a developing country, a deveolped country, a teacher teaching English, a dog killed on the road and so on. Are they "adjectives"?
    Please explain it to me. Looking forward to reading your reply.
    Please tell me what "nominals are".
    Thank you in advance.
    Have a good day!
    With kindest wishes,
    Min Thiha Kyaw

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    Default Re: How do you modify?

    Hi, whitemoon. My suggestions are in pink.

    EX: With all his heart, Mr. Jone, one of my best friends, who is teaching English at the university, loves a ?one-hand-broken? lady called Ms. Jasmine, his student, who is studying English at the same university.

    adjective: a developing country <still developing>
    adjective: a developed country <finished developing>
    adjectival phrase: a teacher (who is) teaching English <relative clause>
    adjective: a dog (that was) killed on the road <relative clause>

    Nominals are nouns, adjectives, and prepositions.

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    Default Re: How do you modify?

    Thank you very much for your correction!
    "a one-hand-broken lady" means " A lady has a hand broken.". Is it right?
    Have a good time!

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    Default Re: How do you modify?

    Try, a lady with a broken hand or a lady who has a broken hand

    All the best.

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    Thank you very much!

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