ADJECTIVES: AFTER NOUNS AND PRONOUNS

In some cases, adjectives are placed right after a noun.

1. FIXED PHRASES
In some fixed phrases, adjectives are placed after nouns.

Examples:
Attorney General
God Almighty
President elect

The President elect is going to appoint a new general soon.

2. AVAILABLE, POSSIBLE, ETC.
With adjectives ending in -able/-ible, they are used after nouns the same way as using relative clauses.

Examples:
Make an inventory of the tickets available.
We couldn't think of a possible solution.
My upstairs neigbors are very rude.

3. PRESENT, PROPER
The word "present" refers to "time" if placed before a noun. But when placed after a noun, it means "here/there."

Examples:
the present leaders
the leaders present

The word "proper" means "real" if placed before a noun. But when placed after a noun, it means "central or main part of something."

Examples:
proper report
report proper

4. EXPRESSIONS OF MEASUREMENT
Measurement nouns usually come after adjectives except "worth."

Examples:
three meters high
five years older
one mile long
five feet deep

5. ADJECTIVES WITH COMPLIMENTS
If adjectives comes with its own complement, the expression comes after a noun.

Examples:
The company is looking for people skilled in art.

6. SOMETHING, EVERYTHING, ETC.
Adjectives are used after words something, everything, anything, nothing, somebody, somewhere, anywhere, etc.

Examples:
Have you gone somewhere nice special this year?
Let's buy something inexpensive for Lisa.
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