名词后的定语形容词

大多数形容词在句子中有定语和表语两个主要位置。如果是定语位置,形容词出现在它所修饰的名词之前。

  • She is a young girl.
  • She married a poor businessman.

如果是表语位置,形容词出现在动词之后

  • She is beautiful.
  • He looked ungry.

尽管定语形容词通常都位于名词之前,但有时也可以放在名词后,它们往往出现在一些固定短语中。

  • Secretary General
  • Poet Laureate
  • Attorney General
  • Court martial

一些词尾以-able/-ible结束的形容词也可以用于名词之后。

  • It is the only solution possible.
  • Book all the tickets available.
  • After something, everything etc.

形容词可以放在something,everything,anything,nothing,somebody和anywhere等词汇的后面。

例句1:I would like to go somewhere quiet。(不是I would like to go quiet somewhere。)

例句2:I heard something interesting today。(不是I heard interesting something today。)

大多数表达量度的形容词跟随在量度名词之后。

  • ten years older (不是Older ten years或ten older years)
  • six feet deep
  • two miles long

动词 + 宾语 + 形容词

形容词可以位于宾语之后。

  • You make me happy.
  • Can you get the children ready for school?