RE: Bellow about below!

Subject: RE: Bellow about below!
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:39:25 -0400

Are you using the possessive "it's" ironically?

See below e-mail for two examples.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Chung
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:36 AM
Subject: Bellow about below!

Today the STC sent an email with a survey from one of it's vendor
The message said:

"*The deadline for the below survey...*"

And my first thought was to delete the message. In my understanding of
the English language, while "below" can be used as an adjective, it's
placement in the sentence usually implies a preposition.

Forgive me if we've discussed this before. I just find it strange that
the STC wouldn't ensure correct usage before sending messages on behalf
of a partner.

BTW: I found on the Net 2 problems with the above construct (Yeah I know
it's weird that I give "the above" special privilege):

1) The word "below" used as a noun the end of a sentence implies a
subject; therefore "the below" cannot take on an object.

2) Below implies positional placement that cannot be guaranteed in
published media. Being a visual presentation, it doesn't make sense to
use the word in speech. So it carries other complications besides just
being wrong.

Thanks for allowing me to vent during my commute.

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