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    Listing: Sequencing words and numbering together?

    Dear all,

    This is my first post in here. Thanks in advance to all for reading and also for those providing answers to my question. Here it is:

    I know how to make a list by sequencing words (First, Second, Then...) and also I know that lists can be done using numbers (1,2,3...). However is it correct and common to use both at a time or is it redundant?

    Ex: For doing this we need to follow the following steps:

    1. First we...
    2. Second we...
    3. Then...
    4. Next...
    5. Finally...

    One more small question: Is it correct to say: "We do this by following the following steps:" For some reason it might sound strange too many "followings together".


    Thanks!

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    Re: Listing: Sequencing words and numbering together?

    Welcome to the forums, boolean.

    As you suspected, it's redundant to both number and sequence the steps, and it does sound strange to use 'follow/following' twice.

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