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    What is the difference between 'as follow' and 'as follows'? Could you please give me some examples?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    What is the difference between 'as follow' and 'as follows'? Could you please give me some examples?

    Thank you in advance!
    Bad: as follow

    Good: as follows

    The idiom as follows introduces the answer to an asked or unasked question. It always ends with a colon.

    The Roman alphabet reads as follows: A, B, C, D....

    The song goes as follows: "This land is your land, this land is my land..."

    The criminal charges were as follows: grand theft auto, first degree murder, and whistling in class.


    As follows is never necessary. All the above examples would mean the same thing without it: The criminal charges were grand theft auto...

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]

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