Position of Adjectives

Where can we find adjectives in a sentence? Usually, they come before the noun they modify.
ex. She is a pretty and elegant woman.

Sometimes, however, for emphatic purposes, the adjective is placed after the noun.
ex. She is a woman, pretty and elegant.

Adjectives can also be placed after a verb, thereby, connecting the adjective to the subject. In this case, it's called a predicate adjective.
ex. He is a tall.

An adjective can also be put after the direct object of a verb. It might be used to modify the object and at the same time complete the meaning of the verb.
ex. She made her friend sing. (See here, 'she' did not make her friend. 'She' made her sing.)

1 comment:

Bear_House said...

Hi, I'm Welson. I've been wondering about the greetings for "Happy Belated Birthday" and "Belated Happy Birthday." If the former is grammatically incorrect, why would so many Americans use it? What's your suggestion? Thanks!

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