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    Hello there!

    ~ The students responsible also face charges.
    1. Does it mean "The students who are responsible also face charges."? If so, can anybody explain me why we didn't use "who are"?
    2. Is it possible to say "The responsible students also face charges."? So, If responsible is an adjective here, we can use it before the noun?

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    Re: Responsible

    In this context both versions are natural and common.

    In many cases an adjective can precede or follow a noun.

    The named person/the person named.
    The nominated representative/the representative nominated.
    The stated document/the document stated.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Sep-2016 at 22:57.

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