I used the phrase "in addition to the above" in the following manner:

We have lorems and ipsums, because the foo needs a bar every now and then. There are also dolers, sits, and amets, which we now and then use.

In addition to the above, we have...

Someone reviewing this text suggested it should be just:

In addition, we have...

Now I'm unsure whether the "to the above" part is an artifact of translating the original Dutch phrase too literally, or just fine in English.

Any advice on using "in addition" and "in addition to the above" properly would be appreciated.

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    You could write In addition to the aforementioned if you want to stress the relation between what you just said and waht you're about to say
    – RexYuan
    Jul 1 '15 at 6:51

'In addition to the above/previously mentioned/aforementioned/forenamed ....' is fine. 'In addition...' is also fine. It's matter of personal preference really.

Do note that 'In addition...' can replace 'In addition to the above', but not vice versa; this is because 'In addition...' revolves around a more general case, while 'In addition to the above..' specifies that there is a reference to be (and being) made to the antecedent (not necessarily immediate) word/term used.

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