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I am always confused with using "below". My colleague corrected my sentence from:

Below examples show...

To:

Examples below show...

Is the first one grammatically wrong? then why?

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Your example

Below examples show...

is understandable, but lacking since it sounds like something is missing, better might be

Below are examples showing...
The below examples show...

Your second example is better

Examples below show...
The examples below show...

since word placement put the emphasis on "examples" and less on "below".
"The" definite article also focuses attention to "examples".

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  • "The examples below" means "all the examples below", while the version without the definite article allows the interpretation "some of the examples below". – Lawrence Sep 17 '16 at 11:05

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