Re: Adjectives before and after the noun
- --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Jirka Bolech <jirka@...> wrote:
>OK perhaps (?) because postposition can be used to express a temporary state:
> Hi Jamie,
> I suppose this is permanent (before) versus temporary (after) [quality],
> in principle, while it might need stressing this is about -ed adjectives
> or irregular past participles used that way...
(quoting Practical English Usage by Michael Swan p 403)
We often use participles after nouns in order to define or identify these nouns in the same way as we use identifying relative clauses
We couldn't agree on any of the problems discussed
= the problems that were discussed
(NOT the discussed problems)
Sometimes the meaning can be different. Involved problems are not the same as the problems involved. Just to make things awkward.