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    Hi,

    could you please tell me the rule for using the following structure:

    Contract on individual level of the services provided (or provided services?)

    When is it possible or necessary change the word order as above? (e.g. take over the goods ordered, take the steps planned etc.)

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Default Re: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,

    could you please tell me the rule for using the following structure:

    Contract on individual level of the services provided (or provided services?)

    When is it possible or necessary change the word order as above? (e.g. take over the goods ordered, take the steps planned etc.)

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka
    I don't think there is a rule for this. In these cases, you have a past partcicple that is used as an adjective. It can be used prepositively like a normal adjective or it can be used postpositively as an adjectival complement.

    One cannot always do this, however.

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