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    Nounscan be modified in other ways than by adjectives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Nounscan be modified in other ways than by adjectives.
    Yes, I know that. Like by an adverbial or an appositive word(s). But here it doesn't seem to be either...

    And tdol, what is your definition of an adjectival modification in the first place?

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    In what way do you think is functions adjectivally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    In what way do you think is functions adjectivally?
    I think it simply modifies the noun "one's turn", identifying what one has to do when the turn comes.

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    And in what way do you think it does not function adjecitvally, tdol?

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    That's a tricky one to pin down, but I don't feel that the modification is strictly adjectival. 'Red' differentiates a book from a green one, so I know which one you are referring to, but does 'to drive' differentiate my turn from 'to wash up'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    That's a tricky one to pin down, but I don't feel that the modification is strictly adjectival. 'Red' differentiates a book from a green one, so I know which one you are referring to, but does 'to drive' differentiate my turn from 'to wash up'?
    No differentiation? Isn't "your turn to drive" different from "your turn to wash up"?

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    Is that the purpose of this modifiaction?

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    Then, what do you think is the purpose of this modification??

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