In my grammar book, it says 名詞修飾型 + ばかりに、

So what does this mean ? I can find nothing but Chinese web pages about that term.

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Edit (see discussion in comments).

It means that the preceding word has to be in attributive form that is:

  • 名詞+の/である/だった
  • な-adj + な/である/だった
  • い-adj (can be conjugated)
  • verb (can be conjugated (plain form))
  • The preceding word can be the attributive form of an i-adjective or a verb, too.
    – naruto
    Commented Apr 3, 2021 at 13:23
  • It might not be clear but that is what I meant by note that ばかりに can also be preceded by verbs and i adjectives. Commented Apr 3, 2021 at 13:26
  • Oh sorry, I've missed the last line. But do you mean 美しい and 行く are not 名詞修飾型?
    – naruto
    Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 2:07
  • @naruto I am not myself familiar with the term 名詞修飾型, but since I understood it as 名詞の修飾型, I would have tend to say that 行く and 美しい are not 名詞修飾型 because they are not nouns. Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 2:14
  • 名詞修飾 means "noun-modifying", not "modifying noun". I believe here it's synonymous with "attributive".
    – naruto
    Commented Apr 4, 2021 at 2:24

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