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‘as mentioned.’

Look at these 3 options:

As I mentioned before, the cost of living is high. [ACTIVE]

As mentioned before, the cost of living is high. [PASSIVE short form]

As was mentioned before, the cost of living is high. [PASSIVE full form]

Common mistake:

*The cost of living is high, as it mentioned by the speaker.

Correct: 

  • …as mentioned by the speaker.
  • …as was mentioned by the speaker.
  • …as the speaker mentioned.

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