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I got it in years former.

Can you use an adjective after a noun in this way?

I (pronoun, subject)
got (verb, transitive)
it (pronoun, direct object)...

After that I do not understand what the words are, maybe a prepositional phrase? Can you use an adjective after a noun like this?

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Yes, you can, but it is normally seen as a self-consciously "poetic" construction:

"I sing the body electric" - Whitman

although a few relatively common figures of speech follow the pattern, such as

"the body politic" and "times past".

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