above mentioned sentences

semeeran

Senior Member
Indian Tamil, India
1. Are the above mentioned sentences correct?
2. Are the above sentences correct?
I believe both sentences are correct.
But my friend say that the first sentence is wrong. I couldn't believe it.
Please comment.
Thanks.
 
  • semeeran

    Senior Member
    Indian Tamil, India
    1. Are the sentences above mentioned correct?
    2. Are the sentences mentioned above correct?
    What about these two sentences?
    Please comment.
    Thanks.
     

    semeeran

    Senior Member
    Indian Tamil, India
    Further to my above question, I want to ask the following question:
    'Are the above listed sentences correct?'
    Is it correct?
    Thanks.
     

    e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    There is nothing wrong with the above-mentioned sentences, which simply means the sentences referred to above.

    You could also say the sentences mentioned above, but not the sentences above mentioned.
     

    Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)


    The above image shows a bowling pin. :tick:
    The image above shows a bowling pin. :tick:
    The above-mentioned image shows a bowling pin. :cross:

    ...
    In the same way as with an image, I disagree that just putting a sentence above constitutes "mentioning" it.
     

    Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    In the same way as with an image, I disagree that just putting a sentence above constitutes "mentioning" it.
    I agree. The actual sentence itself is not a mention of the sentence.

    I don't like the sentences in the third paragraph. They are two long.

    "The sentences above" are "I don't like ... They are ..."
    "The sentences mentioned above" are the sentences in the third paragraph.
     

    e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    The text below is a clear example of the use of above-mentioned (a more formal adjective is aforementioned).
    It comes from a definition of chiasmus (Chiasmus - Examples and Definition of Chasmus).
    Notice that the writer makes the mistake of not using a hyphen in above-mentioned,

    Let us try to understand chiasmus with the help of an example:​

    “Never let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You.”​

    Notice that the second half of the above mentioned sentence is an inverted form of the first half both grammatically and logically.​
     
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