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    Post Passive Participle

    For single-word passive participle modifier, should they be placed before or after nouns:

    1 "The captured soldiers were sent to a detention camp."
    2 "The soldiers captured were sent to a detention camp."
    3 "The detention camp processed the captured soldiers."
    4 "The detention camp processed the soldiers captured."

    Are sentences 2 and 4 more poetic/formal than sentences 1 and 3, respectively?
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    Re: Passive Participle

    Single-word participial modifiers would be placed before the noun. I have never heard a case in which the participle would come after the noun, as in examples 2 and 4.

    Would you please explain to me what makes these participial modifiers passive? I've never heard that term, and I've been an English grammar teacher for over 30 years.

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    Re: Passive Participle

    (After some reflection, it seems to me the passive form of a participle would be something like, "The soldiers, having been captured, were processed at the detention camp." In that case, the passive participle is a phrase rather than a single word, and would therefore be placed after the noun.)

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    Re: Passive Participle

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