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    Default literary postmodification

    Which are correct:

    1-Soldiers timid and cowardly don't fight well.

    2-She was a woman tall and beautiful.
    3-She was a woman magnificently dressed.

    4-I talked to the woman tall and beautiful.
    5-I talked to the woman magnificently dressed.

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    Default Re: literary postmodification

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-Soldiers timid and cowardly don't fight well.

    2-She was a woman tall and beautiful.
    3-She was a woman magnificently dressed.

    4-I talked to the woman tall and beautiful.
    5-I talked to the woman magnificently dressed.
    Sentences 2 and 3 seem natural enough to me. Instead of the first sentence, I would say:
    Soldiers who are timid and cowardly don't fight well.
    Instead of the fourth sentence, I would say:
    I talked to the tall, beautiful woman.
    Instead of the fifth sentence, I would say:
    I talked to the magnificently dressed woman.
    ~R

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