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Rule "Legal jargon referring to previous text"

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Description: Legal jargon referring to previous text
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool because its category is not active by default
Message: Legalese. Bad style in any normal text. Remove and explain. Use this or these.
Category: Plain English (ID: PLAIN_ENGLISH)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The above-mentioned fact is important.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
  • The abovementioned fact is important.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
  • The above-listed points must not be forgotten.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
  • The abovelisted points must not be forgotten.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
  • The before-mentioned fact is important.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
  • The beforementioned fact is important.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
  • The afore-mentioned fact is important.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
  • The aforementioned fact is important.
    Correction suggestion: this, these
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Like I mentioned before, it is important not to follow rules blindly
  • This fact is important.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: REFERRING_BACK [1]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-19 20:33:02 +0000)