ginger2011 發問於 社會及文化語言 · 9 年 前

Adjective - elect

According to the definition provided by dictionaries, there are some adjectives that have to be placed after the noun or noun phrase they modifiy. Example:

- the president elect 總統當選人

- the minister designate 部長指定人選

[A] - 指該形容詞須直接置於所修飾的字詞之後。 (quoted from Yahoo dictionary)


• (正) the president elect

• (誤) the elect president

• (誤) The president is elect.


Could you find out some more adjectives that satisfy the above definition? Thanks.

(note: - Participles functioning as adjective are not counted.)


Ling, you misunderstood my question. "elect" and "designate" are two of the very few adjectives that must be placed after the noun they modify. They can't be predicative nor attributive. I want to find out some more. Thanks.

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  • 9 年 前

    You can place adjectives right after something, anything, nothing, someone, anyone, no one.

    I noticed something unusual on my way home.

    Of course, the adjectives are actually predicative rather than attributive as something unusual is short for "something that was unusual". Similar reasoning applies to participles placed right after the nouns they qualify.

    The other adjective that qualifies for your definition is PROPER

    definition: according to the most exact meaning of the word (Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

    嚴格意義上的, 本身的 (Yahoo dictionary)

    How large is the city proper?

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  • Ling
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    9 年 前

    - the president elected or the elected president 總統當選人

    The president is elected.

    - the minister designated or the designated minister 部長指定人選

    the designated prefect or the prefect designated

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