I'm proof-reading a thesis by one of my friends and there's some recurring construct which I always mark as false but I'd like to check with you.
In the comments I was told that the example I provided didn't really match the sentence I found in the thesis therefore I'm adding the actual sentence from the thesis. I'm sorry for the confusion; I'm not a native speaker/in the field of language and thus didn't really see the difference.
So here we go. Which of the following is preferable?
- To illustrate the necessity of some steps a bad representative of the taken radiograms is used.
- To illustrate the necessity of some steps a bad representative of the radiograms taken is used.
I'd use the latter because it is closer to "[...] of the radiograms taken previously is used".
In the English language, one can use the (past) participle of a verb as an adjective, this allows for example to express that I'm creating a scrapbook using the pictures that I have taken previously.
What's the correct way to state this?
- I'm doing a scrapbook from the taken pictures.
- I'm doing a scrapbook from the pictures taken.
I'd use the latter because it is closer to
I'm doing a scrapbook from the pictures taken previously.