Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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misstwitch

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October 1, 2008

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“the below” vs “the following”

  • October 1, 2008, 11:24am

From a practical viewpoint, I favor "following" as being less, well, geographical.

I work for a printing company, and sometimes well-meaning people don't realize that "the below [points] " may well be more accurately described as "the points at right" once, say, their Word file is turned into a brochure.

To me, "following" implies position in the flow of the text, whereas "below" implies physically being under something.