|In some cases, adjectives are placed right after a noun.|
|1. FIXED PHRASES|
In some fixed phrases, adjectives are placed after nouns.
|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.
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."
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."|
|4. EXPRESSIONS OF MEASUREMENT|
Measurement nouns usually come after adjectives except "worth."
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.
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.
Have you gone somewhere nice special this year?
Let's buy something inexpensive for Lisa.