Usually, I would use aforementioned to refer to a noun - the aforementioned song, book etc, but would it make sense to say "Aforementioned in the introduction..."? I'm writing an essay and I want to refer to a point I made in the intro in the next part, but I'm not sure the word makes sense in the context. Would it be better to say "As I stated in the introduction..."?

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    Simply mentioned will work – Armen Ծիրունյան Oct 25 '14 at 18:04
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    No. You cannot. – Kris Oct 25 '14 at 18:10
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    As mentioned in the foregoing introduction … – Kris Oct 25 '14 at 18:13
  • In my view you really ought to be asking, "If I said it before, why do I need to say that I said it before in the same writing?" That answer will help you clarify so much more. – Sylas Seabrook Oct 26 '14 at 4:55

As you said, 'aforementioned' is usually a modifier in itself, and so doesn't take kindly to modifiers used on it. "Aforementioned in the introduction..." just doesn't make sense. It would be better to use 'aforementioned' as an adjective of the idea you are referring to, or, if you don't think your readers will remember that far back, do as you said and say "As stated in the introduction."

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