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Questions tagged [phrasal-adjectives]

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Word or phrase used to describe someone who controls someone else through possessions or financial means

Not sure if such a phrase or word to describe a person/actions actually exists. Have been using “to lord something over someone,” but this might not be the correct usage. ex1: If someone pays for a ...
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Seem small clause

It is said that the omission of "to be" is allowed only when the adjective (phrases), noun (phrases), or prepositional phrase comes after the to be like this: a He seemed (to be) angry about the ...
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Use of “subjected” instead of “mentioned”

Few of my colleagues are using the word "subjected" as an adjective in their mails. For example: "Editing has been done for the subjected title", instead of "Editing has been done for above ...
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Grammatically correct to say 'The document, “come” back to haunt us, was causing trouble'

Would it be grammatically correct to say 'The document, come back to haunt us, was causing a lot of trouble'. I am familiar with this phrase but I recently encountered it used in a way similar to ...