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    Question "In the following I will write about" vs "In the following TEXT I will write about"?

    I am wondering if you have to use a noun after the introductory phrase "In the following ..."

    On http://www.thefreedictionary.com/following I have found the following definition: "3. the following, that which comes immediately after, as pages or lines: See the following for a list of exceptions."
    But this is not exactly the same construction, that is why I am not sure about it.

    "In the following I will write about" or "In the following text I will write about"

    I appreciate any help, but I'd be really glad about having a rule to solve this problem!

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    Re: "In the following I will write about" vs "In the following TEXT I will write abou

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, nicolas-sebastian!

    I would not add "text', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "In the following I will write about" vs "In the following TEXT I will write abou

    "Text" is optional there, but I would use it.

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