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Adjectival clauses with time subordinating conjunctions (before)

I know that we can use "before" (which is a time subordinating conjunction) for an adjectival clause. For example: All the years before Jesus' birth receive the label B.C. I would like ...
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Participle Clause - Adjectival or Adverbial

It is hard for me to parse the participle clause in the following sentence and to know whether it is an adjectival or adverbial clause. "Notices were placed in the press all over the United ...
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What's the problem with "Colonization hundreds of years ago is held accountable for such situation"?

I wrote the following sentence. Colonization hundreds of years ago is held accountable for such situation. I think I have used "hundreds of years ago" as a modifier of "colonization&...
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Complementing an indirect object

Although the sentence is weird, I am wondering if it's grammatical: The branch was cut with a sword wielded by a swordsman. The problem is that "wielded by a swordsman" complements an indirect ...
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"The donated books to ~" vs "The books donated to ~"

Is there any difference in meaning between, "This is about the donated books to our library" and "This is about the books donated to our library"? In the following problem, is it only ...
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"...assumed known." VS. "...assumed to be known." [duplicate]

While writing a report, I need to decide on which of the following two constructions is correct/more appropriate. The characters of A in B are of course assumed known. The characters of A in B ...
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'Something is arrived' - is this use of a participle as an adjective acceptable?

As I know, intransitive verb can't be used in passive voice. Arrive is an intransitive verb. I wonder if "be +arrived" is still understandable and available? Something will be arriving ...
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Adverbial phrase or Adjectival phrase?

I was reading a text on archaeology came across with: Often these objects lie buried in the ground, so our image of the archaeologist is of a scientist who is always digging. I think buried in the ...
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a report out Monday that... How should I understand "out"?

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/police-team-turns-back-ukraine-crash-101904675.html The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report out Monday that at least 1,129 people have been killed ...