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postpositive attribute

Could you tell me sth about the usage of participle here? What I got confused for the period is its usage as postpositive attributive here. But can I put "not" in the middle here. I need to confirm for my lifetime. Thank you very much again really.

For example: This digging work not finished by the slaves should be continued to be done by the prisoners of war.

The man not wearing clothes is being laughed at by people in the street.

And what about "having done, having been done"

Re: postpositive attribute

Yes, you can negate the clauses with "not".

(1) "[This digging work not finished by the slaves] should be continued to be done by the prisoners of war".

(2) "[The man not wearing clothes] is being laughed at by people in the street".

The underlined participial clauses are being used as modifiers in the bracketed noun phrases (they are modifying "digging work" and "man").

Semantically, they are like relative clauses: compare "This digging work which has not been finished by the slaves should be continued ..."; "The man who was not wearing clothes is being laughed at ..."

"And what about "having done, having been done"?

What specifically is your question about these verb phrases?



PaulM