posted by John on .
e.g. The bar graph below shows the TV viewing habits of Koreans.
In this sentence, what is the part of speech of 'below'?
Can we write like this?: The bar graph which is below shows the TV viewing habits of Koreans.
In the first sentence, "below" is being used as an adjective, telling us about the bar graph.http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/adjectve.html
You can write it as you have in the second version, but that sentence is considered "wordy." (Too many words to say something simpler.) The first sentence is better.