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Happy new year.
Could you please help me improve these below sentences?
The problem has not been discussed so far. In the following we will discuss it for the first time.
If this is possible, could you rephrase them without using the word "first" or
"for the first time"?
Thank you very much.
Let's say, there is an important problem that lots of people have tried to solve it but they cannot. Now, you have been able to solve the problem, you are proud about the result. You want to emphasize that is the first time the problem was solved. So you write something like
"The problem has not been discussed so far. In the following we will discuss it for the first time.",
but it sounds quite 'disdainfully proud' since one of the readers (of this above sentences) will be the judge (or referee, just for example ) who is envious about your result. Thus, you would like to find a balance between being 'too humble' and 'disdainfully proud'.
Your suggested sentences sound a bit too humble to me.
Do you get me?
"As it is well known, problem X has not been discussed in the literature yet. In the following, we shall address problem X."
"In the following we shall discuss problem X. Although blah blah blah, this problems has not been (received enough attention)/(been solved yet)/(properly addressed)."
In my opinion, however, it is not so important to state that you will discuss it for the first time. Just emphasize it has not been solved/discussed up to now.
Readers will see you have succeed and will start to refer your work as a pioneering one.
Good luck with the referees !!
Not a native speaker
So I go with:
This problem has not yet been addressed so far. In the following we will discuss it in detail.
This problem has not yet been addressed in the literature. In the following we will discuss it in detail.
Which one is better?
In a formal writing document, do these sentences sound good?