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    noun as adjective

    I still don't understand about noun as adjective. can you give me more detail about it?

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    Re: noun as adjective

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    I still don't understand about noun as adjective. can you give me more detail about it?
    Some words that are lexically classified as nouns, particularly those denoting a subtance or material (rubber, glass, metal, etc) can function as modifiers (i.e. just like adjectives), e.g. in 'a rubber ball', 'a glass table', 'a metal racquet'.

    Such noun-modifiers, however, are not generally classified as true adjectives, since they lack the majority of the syntactic facilities of a typical adjective, e.g. inability to be submodified by an adverb such as 'very' or to form a comparative. (Thus we may not, for instance, speak of *a very rubber ball or of *a more metal racquet.)

    Philo

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