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Reply Tue 14 Apr, 2015 12:06 pm


Let's consider the following sentence:

"The amount of dye absorbed depends upon the amount of surface accessible for dye out of a given volume of fibers."

Here, 'absorbed' is acting as adjective which modifies the subject 'the amount of dye'. I knew that Adjective phrase should be placed after noun, while single word acting as adjective should be placed before the noun. Here 'absorbed' acts as adjective and stands alone, moreover it didn't introduce an adjective phrase. So why 'absorbed' is placed after 'dye'? I think it should be placed before 'dye'.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 14 Apr, 2015 12:41 pm
@Nousher Ahmed,
Absorbed is a verb. The fibres absorb the dye.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 14 Apr, 2015 04:22 pm
@Nousher Ahmed,
("The amount of dye absorbed) = noun phrase

depends upon (verb)

(amount of surface accessible for dye out of a given volume of fibers)

IN THIS SENTENCE "the amount absorbed" is the main subject

"of dye" is not even needed, since it is explained in the rest of the sentence.

It could be written:

"The amount absorbed depends upon the amount of surface accessible for dye out of a given volume of fibers."


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Nousher Ahmed
 
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Reply Tue 14 Apr, 2015 06:51 pm
@PUNKEY,
But I didn't understand what are the differences between 'absorbed dye' and 'dye absorbed' for this sentence. Would you like to explain it?
McTag
 
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Reply Wed 15 Apr, 2015 07:30 am
@Nousher Ahmed,

Using crayons, the child coloured the drawing.
When she was finished, the coloured drawing was very pretty.

In the first sentence, "coloured" is a verb. In the second, it's an adjective.

(Sorry about the spelling difference: in American texts, you will see "colored")
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 15 Apr, 2015 07:50 am
"The amount of dye absorbed depends upon the amount of surface accessible for dye out of a given volume of fibers."

This sentence focuses on the absorption process.

"The amount of absorbed dye depends upon the amount of surface accessible for dye out of a given volume of fibers."

This sentence focuses on the dye.

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