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Check the following sentences:

1: In each of the examples above.

2: In each of the above examples.

To me only sentence #2 sounds correct. I know sentence #1 is also correct but I find it weird placing above at the end.
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Jackson6612Check the following sentences:

1: In each of the examples above.

2: In each of the above examples.

To me only sentence #2 sounds correct. I know sentence #1 is also correct but I find it weird placing above at the end.
I agree #2 is correct. #1 should be avoided.
Nothing wrong with either.
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1: In each of the examples above.

2: In each of the above examples.

To me only sentence #2 sounds correct. I know sentence #1 is also correct but I find it weird placing above at the end.


To me only sentence #1 sounds correct. I'm not convinced that #2 is correct at all, but I find that no other moderator has ever corrected the thousands of examples like #2 which appear on this forum. Maybe it doesn't sound wrong to them. The rule I've always used is that above and below always go after the noun. It seems to me that these words with prefixes a- or be- are not really used attributively before nouns, but are usually limited to the complement position, e.g., The girls are asleep is OK, but never the asleep girls. Likewise, we can say All the passengers were aboard, but we never talk about the aboard passengers. And again, we can say One child ran off with the cookies, and another one was right behind, but not The (right) behind child chased the other.

CJ
Both, IMO, are OK. See at the BBC:

73 from bbc.co.uk for "the examples above"
104 from bbc.co.uk for "the above examples"

and generally at Google:
11,100 for "with the examples above"
23,100 for "with the above examples"
Hi Marius

1: In each of the examples above.

2: In each of the above examples.
Which sentence would you use in formal writing?
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But Marius, what are the stats if we remove all the mistakes made either by beginners or the misinformed, including the thousands on English Forums alone? Emotion: smile

Might we get a Google result:

28,000 examples above
1,000 above examples

???

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CJ
Jackson66121: In each of the examples above.

2: In each of the above examples.
Hi Jackson

Both are correct. Unlike below, above can be used adjectivally, which is confirmed by dictionaries.

Cheers
CB
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: In each of the examples above.
2: In each of the above examples.
Which sentence would you use in formal writing?

Both.

It depends on your taste and intention (which is the first focus you want to provide for the reader):

- do you want to make the reader see first examples (btw then above is adverb)?

- do you want to make the reader see first above (then, above is adjective)?

If he sees first above, he will look up first, only then think of the examplesthereEmotion: smile
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