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    Kondorosi is offline Banned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    I have never heard of a "postposited adjective". I think it's that difference in terminology across the Atlantic.
    Writing participles and gerunds over bends and steps is so awkward with a keyboard and mouse etc. that I think the effort should be abandoned -- as both you and are are tending to do.
    I am gradually figuring out how to diagram with a mouse. I don't yet see how to make dashed lines though.
    And I have still not managed to post a diagram on this forum.
    Frank
    dashed line = several short lines

    And I have still not managed to post a diagram on this forum.
    You will, I trust.

    Adjectives are categorized according to their relative position to what they describe:

    nice car -- attributive
    car is nice -- predicative
    God Almighty -- postpositive

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    Okay, now I understand. Like the Romance languages tend to do with all their descriptive adjectives.
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