I would like to know which is more correct: "above question" or "question above"? "Above mentioned" or "mentioned above"?

I have already read different explanations and I cannot understand which one is the most correct?

Many thanks


Both are equally correct. "Above" is both an adjective and a preposition.

"Read the above question."

Here we have used "above" as an adjective that describes "question."

"Read the question above."

Here we have used "above" as a preposition that indicates the position of the "question."

The tricky one is its opposite "below." Whereas "below" is a preposition, it is not an adjective. We can only say:

"Read the question below."

However, we cannot put "below" before the noun. We cannot properly say, "Read the below question."

  • 1
    The two answers are nearly identical. What are you trying to do, win two Stanley Cups in one season?
    – Ricky
    Jan 13 '16 at 13:26
  • I know, right! I just saw that. I don't know how that happened. My computer must have hiccoughed. I deleted the extra answer. Jan 13 '16 at 13:27
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    I thought it was funny.
    – Ricky
    Jan 13 '16 at 13:27
  • Good. So did I. Jan 13 '16 at 13:28
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    The "below" answer is exactly what I seek. Thank you.
    – Qinsi
    Apr 20 '18 at 9:20

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