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    They can spot prey

    They can spot prey at distances comparable to a human.
    why distances can be follow by adjective?

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    Re: They can spot prey

    It's not a good sentence.

    Is it supposed to mean that they can spot prey at distances comparable to the distances at which a human can spot prey?

    Apart from that, there is no problem using 'comparable' after 'distances'. It means 'distances [that are) comparable…'
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    Re: They can spot prey

    Quote Originally Posted by anniebobo View Post
    They can spot prey at distances comparable to a human.
    Why ​can 'distances' can be followed by an adjective?
    Adjectives very often follow the nouns they modify.

    What are 'they'? Please tell us where you find the sentences you are asking about.

    I changed your thread title to include some of the words in your question.

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    Re: They can spot prey

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Adjectives very often follow the nouns they modify.

    What are 'they'? Please tell us where you find the sentences you are asking about.

    I changed your thread title to include some of the words in your question.
    I found it from a book " the Zombie survival Guide"actually, there is one more sentence."They" refer to "zombie".the whole sentence is " They can spot prey at distances comparable to a human, but whether they can dinguish a human from one of their own is still up for debate.
    thankyou

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