[Grammar] Passive Participle

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atari

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For single-word passive participle modifier, should they be placed before or after nouns:

1 "The captured soldiers were sent to a detention camp."
2 "The soldiers captured were sent to a detention camp."
3 "The detention camp processed the captured soldiers."
4 "The detention camp processed the soldiers captured."

Are sentences 2 and 4 more poetic/formal than sentences 1 and 3, respectively?
 
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Single-word participial modifiers would be placed before the noun. I have never heard a case in which the participle would come after the noun, as in examples 2 and 4.

Would you please explain to me what makes these participial modifiers passive? I've never heard that term, and I've been an English grammar teacher for over 30 years.
 

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(After some reflection, it seems to me the passive form of a participle would be something like, "The soldiers, having been captured, were processed at the detention camp." In that case, the passive participle is a phrase rather than a single word, and would therefore be placed after the noun.)
 

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Thread closed. Clone of banned time-waster.
 
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