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    Participle after a name

    Would it be correct a sentence with a participle after a name like in this example?: "...the men and women unemployed or seeking for a new..."

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    Re: Participle after a name

    Please write a complete sentence..

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    Re: Participle after a name

    There were many men and women unemployed or seeking for a new occupation.

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    Re: Participle after a name

    "Unemployed" is OK there but they are "seeking" or "looking for" a new job, not "seeking for".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Participle after a name

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Noire View Post
    There were many men and women unemployed or seeking for a new occupation.
    The grammar rule behind this usage is this:
    unemployed = past participle used on its own; otherwise, as a full version, it would be who were unemployed
    seeking = present participle used on its own; otherwise, it would be who were seeking

    And this is what you'd get in your original sentence:
    There were many men and women who were unemployed or seeking a new occupation.

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