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    can you help me to have examples of postmodifiers?
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    Wink Re: English

    Postmodification is used for describing any words, phrases, or constructions which appear after the main (head) noun in the noun phrase.
    There are three principle types of podstmodification:
    1. 1. prepositional phrases:

    a book on the table
    a car with a black and white roof

    1. 2. nonfinite clauses:

    She's got a picture of herself nailed to the front door.
    Just take the blue dress hanging at the top.
    We've got some cheap and deliciuos cakes to taste.

    1. 3. finite clauses:

    She's got a picture of herself which is nailed to the front door.
    Just take the blue dress which is hanging at the top.
    We've got some cheap and deliciuos cakes you should taste.



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    And more,

    The adverbs enough and not enough usually take a postmodifier position:
      • Is that music loud enough?
      • These shoes are not big enough.
      • In a roomful of elderly people, you must remember to speak loudly enough.


    __________________________________________
    an adjective phrase
    'people concerned'
    'book hard to come by'
    'a car faster than yours'
    'a plan less ambitious than we expected'
    'a cave so dark that...'
    an adverb phrase
    'the way down'
    'the road ahead'
    'the man outside'
    a prepositional phrase
    'the city of Rome'
    'the edge of the desk'
    'the day before yesterday'
    'the house opposite yours'

    a noun phrase
    'girls your age'
    'a car that colour'
    'a hat this size'
    a relative clause
    'the book that I told you about'

    an appositive clause
    'our hesitation whether we should go or not'
    'the fact that he is a gentleman'
    'the news that he had been fired'
    a non-finite clause
    'the man to talk to'
    'the energy to write such a book'
    'the men digging a hole'
    'the children injured in the accident'


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