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I understand the meaning, But I don't know what is the name of these structures in grammar? and I'm not sure if "structure" is the right word for explaining my purpose. Please correct me if there is a better word to describe my question :)

Here is the whole sentence:

Entente is not a formal treaty but an agreement arrived at through diplomatic conversation, which leads to common action and policy.

the "to arrive at an agreement" is the original collocation/structure. But in the new form, we have "the agreement arrived at". What is this structure called? is it some kind of "inversion"?

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  • "the "to arrive an agreement" is the original collocation". No, it is not--"to arrive AT an agreement" is correct. – Victor B. Apr 6 '20 at 16:34
  • Thanks. You are right. That was a typo. I've edited it. – Amir Irani Apr 6 '20 at 21:18
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This is a noun phrase "an agreement", modified by a non-finite clause "arrived at through diplomatic conversation".

The non-finite clause is a participle clause, and it is a passive clause since the grammatical subject "An agreement" is the object of the verb phrase "arrive at".

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