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    Position of an adjective in a sentence

    Hi teachers,

    Which position do you think it's best to place the word 'sufficient' in this sentence?

    It has been demonstrated that many problems from various sources prevent those people from having sufficient amounts of money to live a decent life in big cities.

    It has been demonstrated that many problems from various sources prevent those people from having amounts of money sufficient to live a decent life in big cities.


    I personally like the second better.

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    Re: Position of an adjective in a sentence

    I can't see any difference. They are equivalent.

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    Re: Position of an adjective in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    I personally like the second better.
    I prefer the first. However, I'm not a big fan of many problems from various sources. What do you mean by it?

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    Re: Position of an adjective in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'm not a big fan of many problems from various sources. What do you mean by it?
    'from various sources' is optional. I meant those people have many problems, some at home, others at work, health etc.

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    Re: Position of an adjective in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    'from various sources' is optional. I meant those people have many problems, some at home, others at work, health etc.
    It has been demonstrated that many problems from various sources prevent those people from having sufficient amounts of money to live a decent life in big cities.
    I don't find it very natural with or without "from various sources". I would rewrite the whole thing.

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    Re: Position of an adjective in a sentence

    How about this one?

    It has been demonstrated that these people have struggled to live a decent life in big cities due to money problems.

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