We should solve the problems occurring in this pandemic.

We should solve the occurring problems in this pandemic.

Which sentences is grammatically correct and why it is?

  • Although some present participles can be used as the attributive adjective, "occurring" can not be used in that way. For example, We should solve the growing problems associated with this pandemic would work IMHO. – Cardinal May 16 at 4:12

The first. This is because "occurring in this pandemic" is a phrase that modifies the noun as a whole.

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