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So if I am on a group chat and I want to mention something again that I mentioned
in an earlier email to one of the people.
I could think of the following:

  1. Just re-mentioning it
  2. Just mentioning it again

Could there be a better way to write it? Is the above English the correct one?

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If you want to indicate that you are about to summarize briefly something that you already said, for clarity rather than for emphasis, you can use the word recapitulate, which means

to repeat the main points of an explanation or description

In an informal situation like a group chat, you can abbreviate it to recap. For example, if you wanted to summarize the plan for the weekend that you have just discussed, you might say

Just to recap, we'll meet at the restaurant at 6 on Saturday, then go to the film afterwards, and we'll meet again on Sunday morning to go for a walk, followed by lunch at a pub.

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  • so what I understand is, if I want to emphasize something already said, I could use the word reiterate, and if I want to summarize, I should use recapitulate. May 20 at 14:00
  • Yes, that's right.
    – JavaLatte
    May 21 at 6:06
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I would use "reiterate", so "I just want to reiterate that...".

(formal definition in Cambridge dictionary: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/reiterate)

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  • To my mind, reiterate would be appropriate if you repeated something for emphasis, but in that case you wouldn't use the word just.
    – JavaLatte
    May 20 at 10:41
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You can use the word "quote". Quoting what Mr. X said in the email above.

If you are mentioned something, you said earlier, you could say-- Repeating the point, I made above.

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I would simply add “Again” at the beginning of the sentence. For example:

“I like pizza.” … “Again, I like pizza.”

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