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    Hi there,

    Can you proofread the following descriptions?

    The reason why the words ‘possible’ and ‘available’ usually come after a noun instead of before a noun is that it is affected by French grammar. These two words originally come from French.

    Thanks
    pete


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    Re: proofread

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,

    Can you proofread the following descriptions?

    The reason why the words ‘possible’ and ‘available’ usually come after a noun instead of before a noun is that it is affected by French grammar. These two words originally come from French.

    Thanks
    pete

    "...is that their position is...

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    Re: proofread

    Hi there,

    Can I say 'goes after the noun' instead of 'come after the noun'?

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    pete


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    Re: proofread

    Yes...but note in what context we would use each:
    If you were showing me sentences with both words in them, you might say to me, "Notice how they usually come after a noun. This is because of their origins in French, and being affected by French grammar."

    If you were correcting some writing I had done, and I had placed the words incorrectly in the sentences, you might say," 'available' usually goes/comes after the noun. This is because..."
    Last edited by David L.; 14-Mar-2008 at 18:54.


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    Re: proofread

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "...is that their position is...
    Would it be wrong to use 'available' and 'possible' before a noun?

    e.g. avalable means of persuasion
    possible methods of sharing benefits


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    #6

    Re: proofread

    Yes, of course you can, but that is not actually what was being asked.

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