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    Default adjectives

    Could one say:
    1-I was driving a car recently repaired.
    instead of:
    2-I was driving a recently repaired car.


    Could one say:
    3-I was living in a house extremely comfortable.
    instead of:
    4-I was living in an extremely comfortable house.

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    Default Re: adjectives

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    #1 sounds poetic/overly stylized because there is no further modification: I was driving a car [that was] recently repaired by my brother-in-law. It is possible, however.

    #3 is not possible because comfortable, and most descriptive adjectives, cannot post-modify. Past participles like 'repaired' can sometimes do so, as they represent an adjective clause like the one indicated above.
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