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Hi,

I wonder how often can we repeat something that has already mentioned in the previous paragraph(s) using the word "said + noun").

Below is my example:

I have two significant transactions occurred in 2020 income year, a buy back and a redemption of redeemable preference shares. The said transactions were in relation to my shares held in ABC company. In January 2021, I purchased additional shares when the company share price dropped dramatically. I have calculated the profit that I made from the said transactions and the calculation is currently reviewed by my manager.

Have I been overly used the noun phrase "said transactions"? Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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@Tony C posted:

Hi,

I wonder how often can we repeat something that has already mentioned in the previous paragraph(s) using the word "said + noun").

Below is my example:

I have two significant transactions occurred in 2020 income year, a buy back and a redemption of redeemable preference shares. The said transactions were in relation to my shares held in ABC company. In January 2021, I purchased additional shares when the company share price dropped dramatically. I have calculated the profit that I made from the said transactions and the calculation is currently reviewed by my manager.

Have I been overly used the noun phrase "said transactions"? Any comments are greatly appreciated.

Hello, Tony—In each case, the use of "said" in "the said transactions" is unnecessary and sounds stilted. You can just use "the transactions."

The clause "the calculation is currently reviewed by my manager" is incorrect. I suspect you meant to use the passive progressive: "is currently being reviewed."

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