postnominal adjectives in English
davidson at ling.ohio-state.edu
Sun Jan 27 22:16:07 EST 2002
Can anyone point me to any discussion or analysis (hpsg-based or
otherwise) of contrasts like the following? (...the contrast being that
some modifying adjPs are okay postnominally, but not others).
1a) We invited all the firemen available.
b) ??We invited all the firemen friendly.
2a) They drove to the nearest store open.
b) ??They drove to the nearest store cheap.
3a) The only towel clean was sitting on a shelf 6 feet above the sink.
b) ??The only towel green was sitting on a shelf 6 feet above the sink.
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