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    The usage of "above"

    "Above" can be used as a preposition and an adverb, I have learned. But some people use "above" as a noun. They write "All of the above are correct.", "The above explaination is good", etc. I suspect that it can be used as a noun.
    Are they correct in English usage?


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    Re: The usage of "above"

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    "Above" can be used as a preposition and an adverb, I have learned. But some people use "above" as a noun. They write "All of the above are correct.", "The above explaination is good", etc. I suspect that it can be used as a noun.
    Are they correct in English usage?
    Yes, they are correct. In your second sentence, 'above' is an adjective though.

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    Re: The usage of "above"

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    Yes, they are correct. In your second sentence, 'above' is an adjective though.


    Thank you very much,Coffa!

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