I have a question about below sentence:
Diseases common among older people
my problem is why "common" which is an adjective in this sentence has come after the subject "diseases"?
Thanking in advance for your kind consideration.
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You can view the noun phrase "diseases common among older people" as containing a form of elision, where "which are" or "that are" has been dropped. With this knowledge, you could read it as "diseases (that are) common among older people". This also makes it more apparent how "common" is functioning as an adjective to "diseases".
An example of it in a complete sentence is "several diseases common among older people have recently been discovered to be contributing to alzheimer's disease".