I have a list containing some information and I need to refer to that list. Is a sentence "From the list above ... " ok? Example:

  • item 1
  • item 2
  • item 3

From the list above is obvious there is a variety of items.

  • That part is fine, but the rest is ungrammatical, and the sentence as a whole is sort of pointless. As you say, it is obvious that there are items in the list, so it is a waste of the reader's time to tell them it is obvious there are items in the list. You can just scrap the sentence altogether.
    – RegDwigнt
    May 4, 2014 at 10:50
  • That was just an example, the list actually contains other information, I just simplified it. Sorry for misunderstanding, next time I'll present the whole thing.
    – tsusanka
    May 4, 2014 at 11:21

1 Answer 1


The grammar is O.K. because the implied prepositional phrase is unambiguous:

"Please make a selection from the list {above this sentence.} "

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