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    Is this sentence right?

    Hi everybody
    I have an argument with my friend about one sentence, please help me determine whether it is right or wrong.

    "Especially, this is an only word you must use it in the order to modify for a noun. The other words, it must stands before a noun. "

    In this sentence, Is it right if I use "it" instead of "they" when I want to indicate every word in the other words?.

    Thanks very much
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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaraCastle View Post
    Hi everybody
    I have an argument with my friend about one sentence, please help me determine whether it is right or wrong.

    "Especially, this is an only word you must use it in the order to modify for a noun. The other words, it must stands before a noun. "

    In this sentence, Is it right if I use "it" instead of "they" when I want to indicate every word in the other words?.

    Thanks very much
    (Not a teacher)

    The sentence has many more obvious problems than the one you have highlighted. I'm not sure what it means, but I think you are correct to use 'it' rather than 'they' - you are referring to one thing (as suggested by the 'only word', and 'it' in the previous sentence.

    What is it that you are talking about, what must stand before a noun? I find it difficult to correct your sentence as it isn't clear what the sentence is talking about.

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Not really understand the sentence, but try to correct it.

    "Especially, this is an only word you must use it in the order to modify for a noun. The other words, it must stands before a noun. "

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by newoz View Post
    Not really understand the sentence, but try to correct it.

    "Especially, this is an only word you must use it in the order to modify for a noun. The other words, it must stands before a noun. "
    Hi Linguist, newoz
    The word I imply is "galore" in "There are errors galore in the final exam". "Galore" goes after errors and that is an exception for modifying a noun like "errors" in that order.
    Thanks very much

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaraCastle View Post
    Hi Linguist, newoz
    The word I imply is "galore" in "There are errors galore in the final exam". "Galore" goes after errors and that is an exception for modifying a noun like "errors" in that order.
    Thanks very much
    Especially, this is an only word you must use it in the order to modify for a noun. The other words, it must stands before a noun.

    There are a few adjectives [words] which come after a noun to qualify it. Other adjectives must come [stand] before the noun.

    That is correct. Some adjectives come after the noun, either because they have been heavily influenced by French, or because they have become idiomatic for some other reason.

    Note: Adjectives qualify nouns; adverbs modify verbs [etc.].

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    Re: Is this sentence right?

    Incidentally "galore" comes from "go leor" which is Irish Gaelic and means "a sufficiency of". In Irish, adjectives often come after the noun.

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