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Position / adj-adverb

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Position / adj-adverb
Message de grenouille182 posté le 25-12-2012 à 17:50:01 (S | E | F)
Hello.

I did an exercise and I´m not sure if I did it correctly.
Could you please proofread it ?
Thanks a lot in advance.

1) He grew wise in years (after)
He grew wise in years after.

2) Nowhere could this have been found. (else)
Nowhere else could this have been found.

3) For the discussion, see the section (above)
For the discussion, see the above section.

4) They are to arrive late. (likely, tonight)
They are likely to arrive late tonight.

5) This is linguistic (proper)
This is proper linguistic.

6) I have hated trousers. (long, long)
I have long hated long trousers.

7) He is the heir to the throne. (apparent)
He is the heir apparent to the throne.

8) This is the profession for the job. (suitable)
This is the suitable profession for the job.

9) This is the best use for the tool. (possible)
This is the best possible use for the tool.

10) This is the best price you can get. (very)
This is the very best price you can get.

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Modifié par lucile83 le 25-12-2012 17:51


Réponse: Position / adj-adverb de lucile83, postée le 25-12-2012 à 17:56:54 (S | E)
Hello,

This sentence sounds wrong to me.
The rest is OK.

7) He is the heir to the throne. (apparent)
He is the heir apparent to the throne.

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Modifié par lucile83 le 25-12-2012 21:34
Well, as np has written below, both are possible.
I'll then say your exercise is correct.



Réponse: Position / adj-adverb de notrepere, postée le 25-12-2012 à 20:02:23 (S | E)
Hello

Actually, "heir apparent", although it sounds bizarre, is actually correct. I wouldn't be surprised if it was derived from French because of the reversed word order. Although "apparent heir" would be possible, "heir apparent" is such a common expression that it sounds bizarre.
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It is commonly heard in reference to the British Royal Family.



Réponse: Position / adj-adverb de willy, postée le 26-12-2012 à 10:03:54 (S | E)
Hello!

"Heir apparent":
Here are a few more examples with nouns followed by adjectives (they describe states rather than qualities).
Two examples that you won't find in the list: Lord temporal, Lord spiritual.
Lien internet





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