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    Noun Modifier


    I’m a bit confused about the following sentence construction:

    The United Nations, in response to the ongoing Liberian Civil War, has recently approved the imposition of some strict policies, measures specifically applicable to Liberia’s volatile situation

    I’m wondering what type of grammar construction is the clause “measures….situation.” It seems to be modifying the noun “policies,” but it’s my understanding that a verb (measures) can’t be a noun modifier. Can someone shed some light?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Noun Modifier

    That "measures" is a noun.

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