I turned a complex sentence into a simple sentence.
The complex sentence was 'No one is promoted unless they are tested.'
I turned it like this.
Only the tested are promoted.
My teacher marked it as incorrect pointing out that 'only' as an adjective goes before a noun. Here, 'the tested' is not a true noun, so it's not grammatically valid to use 'only' before a noun. But I found many examples on the internet where 'only' is used before such nouns, such as ' Only the rich are always happy'.
It'd be much appreciated if you helped clear my confusion about this matter.