1. ## A confusing paragraph?

Dear Teachers and Friends,

I wrote the following paragraph, but I have not been confident that there is no mistake therein. Would you please tell if if it is acceptable or how I can make it shorter (using an adjective/adverb pronoun, for example)?

In paper [1], we obtained an original result which is more general than Theorem A. However, since paper [1] was unpublished, we must give the detailed proof of Theorem A here.

LeUyenHoc.

2. ## Re: A confusing paragraph?

In paper [1], we obtained an original result which is more general than Theorem A.

Why 'original result'? How many results are there?
Result and theorem are two different things. I don't think you can compare them. You compare results with results, not results with theorem. Or do you mean 'results expected from theorem A'?

However, since paper [1] was unpublished has not been published, we must giveshow the detailed proof of Theorem A here.
not a teacher

3. ## Re: A confusing paragraph?

Hi tedtmc,

Thank you very much for your idea.

In that paragraph, I meant "result" is a theorem which is more general that Theorem A. And theorem in [1] was actually original (discovered in the first time).

I am looking forward to hearing from you and other members.

4. ## Re: A confusing paragraph?

Originally Posted by LeUyenHoc
Dear Teachers and Friends,

In paper [1], we obtained an original result which is more general than Theorem A. However, since paper [1] was unpublished, we must give the detailed proof of Theorem A here.
There's nothing wrong with what you've written.
However, if paper [1] was not published, why even refer to it? Why not just go ahead and give the detailed proof in this paper?

5. ## Re: A confusing paragraph?

Hi Raymott,

Actually, paper [1] was done by my group (including me certainly). Therein, there was a result more general than Theorem A. If I went ahead and gave the detailed proof for Theorem A in the present paper (I am a single author), I would be afraid of my collaborators' complaint since I were not honest (correct grammar here?).

That was the reason why I had to cite paper [1], as a preprint, not submitted for publication anymore, in my present paper. By that way, I want to let my collaborators know that I always respect their cooperation.

6. ## Re: A confusing paragraph?

Originally Posted by LeUyenHoc
Hi Raymott,

Actually, paper [1] was done by my group (including me certainly). Therein, there was a result more general than Theorem A. If I went ahead and gave the detailed proof for Theorem A in the present paper (I am a single author), I would be afraid of my collaborators' complaint since I were not honest (correct grammar here?).

That was the reason why I had to cite paper [1], as a preprint, not submitted for publication anymore, in my present paper. By that way, I want to let my collaborators know that I always respect their cooperation.

Yes, you certainly need to attribute them in that case. I think your original sentence is OK then.

7. ## Re: A confusing paragraph?

Thank you very much, Dr. Raymott.

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