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    past participles before or after nouns?

    when a past participle defines a noun, should it be placed before or after it? for example, should i write "the agreed date" or "the date agreed"?
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    #2

    Re: past participles before or after nouns?

    You'll see both forms used- what's the context you want to use it in?


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    Re: past participles before or after nouns?

    Hi, Dibe,
    Its usual place is before nouns, but if it starts a participial clause, of course it's after them.
    The agreed date is not too convenient for me.
    The date agreed at the meeting suits me to a T.
    Sometimes it follows nouns independently, without clauses, but I can't work out now when. I think it's a matter of style. Others will surely tell you.

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