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    active or passive

    "It was something related to other problems"
    Is the above sentence passive or active ?
    But when I sufted at google the word related is an adjective.
    From what I have known that adjective only use before noun.
    Correct me if I have done mistake or my understanding on adjective is false.

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    Re: active or passive

    It was something (that was) related to other problems.

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    #3

    Re: active or passive

    Sir you meant that the sentence above actually wrong or there are some sort other explaination.

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    Re: active or passive

    Quote Originally Posted by cyc_kik View Post

    But when I sufted at google the word related is an adjective.
    From what I have known that adjective only use before noun.
    Correct me if I have done mistake or my understanding on adjective is false.
    Yes, you are quite wrong about adjectives. "Related" is a participial adjective derived from the past participle of 'relate'. "Relating" is an adjective from the present participle. You should revise the related material in your grammar book.

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    Re: active or passive

    Quote Originally Posted by cyc_kik View Post
    Sir you meant that the sentence above actually wrong or there are some sort other explaination.
    The sentence is correct. I inserted the word in parentheses to show you how to understand the sentence. Those words can be omitted.

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    #6

    Re: active or passive

    Sir how should I know when to omit and how?

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    #7

    Re: active or passive

    Quote Originally Posted by cyc_kik View Post
    From what I have known that adjective only use before noun.
    This is not correct- you can, for example, use adjectives after copula (linking ) verbs.

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