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    Past participle/ adjective

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    Past participle/ adjective
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 11-12-2021 at 17:15:53 (D | E | F)
    Hello

    Past participle \ adjective
    I see that these adjectives come before nouns and sometimes come after nouns.
    Please help me so that I can get these.
    Is there a rule behind or it is just beyond one's guessing ?

    Thank you in advance

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    Examples:
    1- The elected man was very popular.
    Why is it not ( The man elected ) ?

    2- The car purchased in Seattle was a vintage Mustang.

    Why is it not ( purchased car ) ?

    Is it because the origin of the sentence = passive voice ?
    If so, then both can be passive sentence origin.
    The man who people elected him. He was elected by people.
    The second, is also purchased by someone
    Anyway, all imply a sense of a passive voice


    Re: Past participle/ adjective from gerold, posted on 11-12-2021 at 17:59:48 (D | E)
    Hello

    1- The elected man was very popular.
    Why is it not ( The man elected )
    In fact, "the man elected" is much more frequent than "the elected man". "The elected man" often has a religious connotation, I think.

    There are reduced relatives clauses in the passive voice in these sentences :
    The car (that was) purchased in Seattle was a vintage Mustang.
    The man (that/who was) elected was very popular.



    Re: Past participle/ adjective from mohammad51, posted on 13-12-2021 at 16:11:10 (D | E)
    Hello
    Thank you very much dear teacher gerold

    I agree with you




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