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    Ajectives precde nouns

    Dear teachers

    I have a question

    I learnt and I was teached that the adjectives in the English Language always come before the Nouns

    but while I was reading in a website a sentence came across me has a different context ( The areas covered are fairly predictable and not infinite so practise at home recording ideas onto a tape recorder.)
    I mean the area covered I think it's a different for me and what I learnt,
    if I write it I will write it according to the rule I studied and I will write it as the covered area

    could you please explain me why does it come in this way?

    Othman
    yours sincerely

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    The areas (that are) covered <participle>

    • "that are" can be omitted


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    I have a question.

    I [have] learnt and was taught that adjectives in English always come before the noun, but while reading a website, I came across this sentence,
    The areas covered are fairly predictable. The word order in areas covered is different from what I learnt. If I were to write it, I would write it, "the covered area", according to the rule I learnt.

    Could you please explain to me why it is written in this way?

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
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    I [have] learnt and was taught that adjectives in English always come before the noun, but while reading a website, I came across this sentence, The areas covered are fairly predictable. The word order in areas covered is different from what I learnt. If I were to write it, I would write it, "the covered area", according to the rule I learnt.

    Could you please explain to me why it is written in this way?

    (Font enlarged for the benefit of those of us with ageing eyesight.)

    Rover

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    (Font enlarged for the benefit of those of us with ageing eyesight.)

    Rover
    When in Rome ... Hold down the Ctrl key and the + key and the font size should increase.

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    When in Rome ... Hold down the Ctrl key and the + key and the font size should increase.
    Mmm...right. But when I do that the text disappears from the right and left margins.

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    When in Rome ... Hold down the Ctrl key and the + key and the font size should increase.
    HELP!
    I followed your advice, and was impressed with the result. Unfortunately, I got carried away, and repeated the process. I now have huge letters on the screen and don't know how to reduce them.
    Please tell me how - but, even if you do it on this thread, do so also in a PM to me. I don't think I will be able to find this thread again while I am stuck with a giant font/

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    I have been saved.

    A wonderful person called ~Mav~ sent me this:

    "I've just come across your above post, and I hope I can help you. To get rid of those annoyingly large fonts, simply do the opposite you did before, and press <Ctrl> and - key! To reset to the default font size, press <Ctrl>+0. That works in all browsers, at least in theory.
    Alternatively, you might want to give a try to the Opera browser, which has a very convenient scroll-down menu in its menu bar for enlarging entire pages.

    I hope to have been able to reply usefully. "

    I love this forum for the way people are so helpful, not just in questions of language.

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    Even easier - hold down ctrl and spin the mouse wheel (the lumpy third button in the middle of the two big buttons.) The first thing I do when I go to a new website is to change the text size to suit my preference. It usually works for images, too. It works in almost all modern web-browsers and a lot of other applications too, like Microsoft Office.

    If you don't have a scroll wheel on your mouse, think about getting a new mouse, because scroll wheels are really useful, if just for scrolling up and down the page.

    fivejedjon, I am glad you were able to escape for your gigantic thread nightmare.

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    HELP!
    Mav to the rescue!

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    Sorry. I had logged out and so didn't see your message until now.

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    Re: Ajectives precde nouns

    I did write this thread to ask about adjectives and I'm suprised the thread turned away from my topic and moved to eyes and font size any way thanx to all of you who visit my topic
    never mind I will try to help too
    you can enlarge font from the explorer itself from status bar choose zoom between zoom in and zoom out from 50% to 400%Special thanx to you lauralie2 let's back to my topic and I still have question
    ( The areas covered are fairly predictable and not infinite so practise at home recording ideas onto a tape recorder.)
    the question is can it be the covered areas?

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