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    #1

    past participle

    Hi,

    1) I knew the boy killed by the robbers last night.

    2) I knew the killed boy by the robbers last night.

    The second sentence is wrong, is that right?

    Thanks...

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    #2

    Re: past participle

    Yes, the second one is wrong. All those things about the boy should come after the noun.

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    #3

    Re: past participle

    It's a relative clause. The past participle is meant to replace (who was). Therefore the past participle should go after the direct object of the main clause (the boy) which is the subject of the relative clause as well.
    Hope it's clear.

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1) I knew the boy (who was) killed by the robbers last night.

    2) I knew the killed boy by the robbers last night.

    The second sentence is wrong, is that right?

    Thanks...

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