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Within the Noun Phrase, adjectives
always precede a noun. If there is no nominal form present, there can be no
adjective. That is, a sentence like English `this is good' is not possible in
Tamil; rather a Tamil sentence must have the form `this thing is a good thing'
or `this one is a good one.'
Éâ ¼§Áâ idu nalladu `This thing is (a) good thing.'
(For the formation of adjectival clauses, cf. § 6.52.)