Review exercise K : modifying three-word set phrases

When you continue to modify a set phrase, you maintain the original intonation pattern and simply add an unstressed modifier.

1. It’s a fingernail clipper. It’s a new fingernail clipper.

2. It’s a pancake shop. It’s a good pancake shop.

3. He’s a hot tub maker. He’s the best hot tub maker.

4. It’s a hard drive holder. It’s a plastic hard drive holder.

5. It’s a backbone massage. It’s a painful backbone massage.

6. It’s a playing card rack. It’s my beat playing card rack.

7. It’s a spotlight bulb. It’s a fragile spotlight bulb.

8. It’s a phone book listing. It’s an unusual phone book listing.