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    Is it correct to use "referred" with "to" when making reference to a previous document, i.e., "as evidenced in the referred to document" or should it be "as evidence in the referred document" without "to"?

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    Is it correct to use "referred" with "to" when making reference to a previous document, i.e., "as evidenced in the referred to document" or should it be "as evidenced in the referred document" without "to"?

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    Try replacing it with "referenced" instead.

    As described in the referenced letter.

    Of the two, "referred to" sounds better to me. This is the letter I referred to. This is the referred-to letter. But This is the letter I referenced and this is the referenced letter both sound better.

    Individual taste? Maybe.

    {not a teacher, but a busines writer}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Try replacing it with "referenced" instead.

    As described in the referenced letter.

    Of the two, "referred to" sounds better to me. This is the letter I referred to. This is the referred-to letter. But This is the letter I referenced and this is the referenced letter both sound better.

    Individual taste? Maybe.

    {not a teacher, but a busines writer}
    Oops, how careless of me!
    Barb_D is absolutely right in her suggestions.

    Mine would be as follows:
    ...in the referred-to document. or ...in the document referred to.

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