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    as follows/the following

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to know if there is any difference between "as follows" and "the following" in the context below:

    "Summarizing the main ideas provided in the previous section we can conclude [as follows / the following]: ......"

    I think both options are fine, but "the following" seems better to me. What do you think?

    Thanks

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    Re: as follows/the following

    Neither option is natural.

    '...we can conclude that...'

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    Re: as follows/the following

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to know if there is any difference between "as follows" and "the following" in the context below:

    "Summarizing the main ideas provided in the previous section we can conclude [as follows / the following]: ......"

    I think both options are fine, but "the following" seems better to me. What do you think?

    Thanks
    Rover's is simpler, but both of your proposals are possible.

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    Re: as follows/the following

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Neither option is natural.

    '...we can conclude that...'
    I agree, Rover, but the problem is that after the construction with "conclude" I'm going to list several items:

    ..... we can conclude that:

    1) .....

    2) .....

    Such a construction won't work, will it? There should be some general word before listing the items and I was looking for this word/construction. I've decided to choose "We can conclude the following: ....."

    I hope it will read well.

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