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    How to return to an earlier discussion in a paper

    Hello dear friends. I am writing a paper about archaeology. In this paper, I discuss one issue at the very beginning of the article and then later I want to get to this already-discussed issue at the end of article. Which of the following is a better way of writing?
    1- To return to the earlier discussion of buildings, one may find undeniable similarities between X and Y.
    2- Getting back to the earlier discussion on buildings, one may find undeniable similarities between X and Y.
    3- Returning to the earlier discussion on buildings, one may find undeniable similarities between X and Y.
    Actually, a native English speaker friend suggested the first sentence, but I find it a bit vague. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Re: How to return to an earlier discussion in a paper

    How about: In the discussion on buildings in Section XXX(I presume your paper is divided into sections which are numbered), one may find..

    I do not think it is necessary to say "returning" or "getting back". Giving the reference to the particular section of the paper would be more helpful.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: How to return to an earlier discussion in a paper

    Hello mahdi1, and welcome to the forum.

    I wouldn't use #1. I find #2 or #3 okay.

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