I came across a sentence where a modifier seemed to be modifying an possessive adjective. These are not the same sentences but they work similarly (the article's and adjectives I'm wondering about are in italic and bold respectively:
- "The teacher's exam is hard"
- "A man's hat fell off the bridge"
I think you see what I mean. If the article is not modifying the adjective what is it modifying. Also what about something like this:
- "A tall man's hat fell off the bridge"
- "The fat cat's bowl is empty"
If anyone knows the answer please let me know.