1. ## number list

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?

2. ## Re: number list

No. It's fine as is.

Rover

3. ## Re: number list

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

4. ## Re: number list

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

5. ## Re: number list

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

6. ## Re: number list

Originally Posted by ShirleyLing
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,
...

or, considered another way:

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

7. ## Re: number list

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

8. ## Re: number list

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

9. ## Re: number list

Originally Posted by ShirleyLing
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.

10. ## Re: number list

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

Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

#### Posting Permissions

• You may not post new threads
• You may not post replies
• You may not post attachments
• You may not edit your posts
•