... a battle decisive for victory"...??????

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flatron

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...HI.... I read this at the bottom of a picture in Wikipedia:"A billboard saying "here was fought a battle decisive for victory” ...Isn’t better a decisive battle for victory instead....I mean, the adjective before the noun as grammar says....What do you think?
 

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Yeah, you are right.'Decisive battle' is much more convincing. What you have read is informal. And, you know, the language of education must be formal while the language of communication may be informal
 

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...HI.... I read this at the bottom of a picture in Wikipedia:"A billboard saying "here was fought a battle decisive for victory” ...Isn’t better a decisive battle for victory instead....I mean, the adjective before the noun as grammar says....What do you think?

If you consider that "which was" has been omitted between "battle" and "decisive", then perhaps you can see that this construction, whilst archaic, is OK.
 
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