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    Oakland, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The racial makeup of Oakland was 134,925 (34.5%) White, 109,471 (28.0%) African American, 3,040 (0.8%) Native American, 65,811 (16.8%) Asian, 2,222 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 53,378 (13.7%) from other races, and 21,877 (5.6%) from two or more races.
    Shouldn't there be, ignoring the percentages in parentheses, "who were/that were" between the whole numbers and the racial adjectives?

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    Re: number list

    No. It's fine as is.

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    But I don't think "He is a person good." is correct.

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    Re: number list

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    But I don't think "He is a person good." is correct.
    Where is "He is a person good" in your original post?

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    #5

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    I was trying to ask how an adjective could come AFTER a noun.

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    #6

    Re: number list

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    I was trying to ask how an adjective could come AFTER a noun.
    There are no adjectives after nouns.

    The racial makeup of Oakland was 134,925 (34.5%) White, 109,471 (28.0%) African American,
    ...

    The adjective noun of noun was number adjective, number adjective, ...

    or, considered another way:

    The adjective noun of noun was number noun, number noun, ...

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    The numbers are not nouns? I thought "134,925" in "134,925 (34.5%) White" stands for "134,925 people".

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    I think "White", "African American", "Asian", etc, are adjectives. If they were nouns, they would be in plural forms.

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    Re: number list

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    I think "White", "African American", "Asian", etc, are adjectives. If they were nouns, they would be in plural forms.
    It's a type of shorthand.
    "The contents of the jellybean bowl were: 3 red, 4 green and 1 black." This means "3 red ones", etc.
    You could say, "In the jellybean bowl there were 3 jellybeans which were red, etc...." but it's not necessary.

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    So, the example in the original post is missing a colon?

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