noun phrase - conclusion

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I have to write down what I have learnt, or I will forget it.
After a noun head, the following can ensue in a noun phrase.
1. present participial clause
2. past participial clause
3. to-infinitive clause
4. adjective phrase
5. preposition phrase

The 5 elements above can be both defining and non-defining.
Moreover, only 1, 2 and 4 can be shifted to the front of the noun head.
However, the problems are they are not interchangeable, and some of them can only be used in particular cases.

weep....:~o
so confusing...
 

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Do you really need to worry about so much detail if you find it confusing?
 
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