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    Adjective Placement

    Hi,
    Should I say
    "The authorities concerned should take strict action to remove the complaints of the people"
    OR
    "The concerned authorities should take..................."
    Which one is the correct use of "concerned"

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    Re: Adjective Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Hi,
    Should I say
    "The authorities concerned should take strict action to remove the complaints of the people"
    OR
    "The concerned authorities should take..................."
    Which one is the correct use of "concerned"

    ***** ONLY THE OPINION OF A NON-TEACHER *****


    Tipu,

    If I understand correctly Mr. Michael Swan's very popular

    Practical English Usage, I think that:

    The authorities concerned = the officials who are in charge in that

    particular situation:

    Thank you for reporting the problem. I shall immediately notify the

    authorities concerned.

    The concerned authorities = the officials are very worried:

    There are riots in X city. The concerned authorities are rushing

    troops to the area because they fear the situation could get out of

    control.


    ***** ONLY THE OPINION OF A NON-TEACHER *****

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