This Wikipedia article states:

Noun adjuncts can also be strung together in a longer sequence preceding the final noun, with each added noun modifying the noun which follows it, in effect creating a multiple-word noun adjunct which modifies the following noun.

It says following and not final noun. Does that mean if we had a construct like :

A B C final word.

, where A, B and C are noun adjuncts, then all of the following are true:

A modifies B,

[ A and B ] modifies C,

[ A and B and C ] modifies the final word.


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    It is difficult to say without seeing specific examples. Often, the last two words are nouns that can be restated with an of: treaty provisions=provisions of the treaty, where the noun treaty is used adjectivally. So.... – Lambie Jun 21 '19 at 16:01
  • Can it be? Yes. Will it be? Not always. As mentioned, you have to provide context. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jun 22 '19 at 2:42
  • If we take for example Cable News Network, Cable would qualify News and Cable News would collectively qualify Network, isn'it? – Norbert Jun 22 '19 at 12:19

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