Today I bumped into this:
- "The woman responsible for this incident is not here at the moment."
The sentence sounds perfectly natural and easy for the ears. However, when I replace "the woman" with:
- "Tracy responsible for this incident is not here at the moment."
The whole thing becomes odd. To the extent of my knowledge, proper nouns and common nouns share all the placements and functions in a sentence so is this just my personal feeling or the 2nd sentence sounds weird to you.
On another note, I know that reduced relative pronoun can serve as attribute adjective in certain case like:
- "the man standing in the corner is my friend"
when the clause is in participle form
To my surprise I came across:
- "the people angry at the law are protesting"
a/ Is the usage of sentence (2) correct, is there a rule to it?
b/ Can you just use any kind of adjective phrase to modify a noun and not just participle adj phrase like number (4)?
Thank you for reading.