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    #1

    such an event as

    Which are correct:

    1) If such an event as mentioned before occurs, the authorities will have to be notified.

    2) If such an event as the one mentioned before occurs, the authorities will have to be notified.

    3) If such an event as those mentioned before occurs, the authorities will have to be notified.

    4) If such events as mentioned before occur, the authorities will have to be notified.

    5) If such events as those mentioned before occur, the authorities will have to be notified.

    "1" and "2" are supposed to mean the same.
    "4" and "5" are supposed to mean the same.

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    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: such an event as

    They are all overly wordy and unnatural in my opinion.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: such an event as

    "If that ever happens [again] ..."

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    #4

    Re: such an event as

    Without any more context, I would probably use 2, 3 & 5. They are a bit wordy, though.

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