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I received this in my email. Please be reminded in accordance with the below email.

Is something wrong with this sentence?

  • @Mitch: It is - and MW allows 'below' as an adjective (printed etc material only). However, MW sadly does not pronounce on where the word may be positioned relative to the noun it is modifying. – Edwin Ashworth Sep 9 '13 at 9:02
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Yes, there is. Below is an adverb, not an adjective, and cannot be used to modify email. It has to be 'Please be reminded in accordance with the email below.'

  • I see no need for them. – Barrie England Sep 8 '13 at 15:50
  • I certainly wouldn't put one after email, but one after reminded is defensible. – Barrie England Sep 8 '13 at 16:08
  • Is there a term for the Chinese whispers analogue where alternate strings are deleted? It looks more fun even than the original. – Edwin Ashworth Sep 9 '13 at 15:53
  • Indeed so. Consider how you cannot swap in below for any adjective in “Their eager young eyes stared at the stormy grey sea.” Because it cannot substitute for an adjective in syntactic tests such as these without yielding an ungrammatical result, this failure provides strong evidence that below is not an adjective at all. – tchrist Jul 8 '17 at 17:58
  • I’d call below a preposition... – Jim Jul 8 '17 at 18:25
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Please be reminded in accordance with the below email.

Should be:

Please be reminded, in accordance with the email below.

The comma is separating the clauses.

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