Grammar Patterns

Nouns used as modifiers


These nouns indicate what something is made of.
Residents were woken by loud explosions as flames shot through the asbestos roof.
These parrots are put into cardboard boxes, often so small that the parrot cannot stretch his wings.
Empty clay huts, some of them burnt out, clung to the mountain slopes.
He is wearing jeans and trainers and a denim shirt over a white T-shirt.
The Horseman was buried in his fur coat and high leather boots, next to his horse.
This practical back brush is filled with soft but hard wearing nylon bristles, which will last for years.
The boat was made of more than 12,000 empty plastic water bottles.
Very soft, very warm, these sheepskin mittens from Uruguay would make a lovely present.
Loose-fitting black silk shirts and sharp trousers are my favourite leisurewear.
You will find women selling some of their own antique artefacts, such as silver jewellery, embroidery and small carpets.

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