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    Question get to the people responsible

    Hello, my question is the following:

    In the phrase: "get to the people responsible", we are using the adjective "responsible" after the noun. Does this have anything to do with the rule, "we can have an adjective after a noun in the structure: verb + object + adjective"?, and if that's the case, does this rule also apply to this example, where "to the people" would be an indirect object?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: get to the people responsible

    I am not aware of any such rule.

    'The people responsible' can also be the subject of a sentence.

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    Re: get to the people responsible

    I don't see "to the people" as an indirect object. "Responsible" is a postpositive adjective. This construction can be used with some adjectives in some cases.

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