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I have difficulty understanding adjective position.
1. Do you have one bedroom apartment available?
2. There were no stores open.
3. There are only a few left.
I looked up a grammar book. Left in #3 is past participle, but I can't find #1,2. It seems to me that those are Adjective but usually it comes before noun, isn't it? for example, available room.
Can you please explain these to me?
Some adjectives, especially those ending in -able/ible can be used after nouns rather like relative clauses: Do you have a one-bedroom apartment available?
Thank you, fivejedjon. I thought "available" was actually "which is available" like relative clauses and left out. For example, "Do you have a one-bedroom apartment (which is) available? But you mean it is still adjective, right? :)
It is an interesting thing to study. I mean a position of an adjective towards a noun. I can tell you that there are some really interesting things to discover or pay attention to, especially for non-native speakers. For example some adjectives change their meanings depending on their position
a man involved
an involved man
It's not only that.
A postpositive adjective (together with any complementation it may have) can usually be regarded as a reduced relative clause.
There were no stores (which were) open.
Do you have one bedroom apartment (which is) available?