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Mr. A assigned Mr.B(the factory worker) to operate the xxx machine in accordance with the processing program-related documents which consisted of:

  1. design drawings;
  2. a checklist of the processing procedure;

In this case, I'm asking whether "consisted of" above can used to refer "as follows" or should I use the latter for the sake of simplicity?

Any help would be appreciated.

  • If your question is about the usage of "consist of" or "consisted of" in the sentence, then I would say "consisted of" is the right choice there because "Mr.A assigned Mr.B" which is in past tense. – Raj 33 Dec 25 '17 at 9:03
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    Actually, I'm asking whether I can use "consisted of" in this case to refer the meaning "as follows"? Sorry for misunderstanding. – sanba06c Dec 25 '17 at 9:07
  • consisted of A & B; as follows 1)A 2)B – Raj 33 Dec 25 '17 at 9:33
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I don't see why you want to use past tense (consisted) here.

I would use:

Mr. A assigned Mr.B (the factory worker) to operate the xxx machine in accordance with the processing program-related documents, which consist of...

Mr. A assigned Mr.B (the factory worker) to operate the xxx machine in accordance with the following processing program-related documents.

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The sentence sounds a little strange overall, but to answer your question,

which consisted of

could be replaced with:

as follows


An alternative way I would phrase the paragraph is:

Mr. A assigned Mr. B (the factory worker) the task of operating the xxx machine in accordance with the processing programs' related documents, which consisted of...

...although it still seems like a run-on sentence. Another option, breaking it up into smaller sentences for the sake of clarity and easy reading:

Mr. A assigned Mr. B to the xxx machine. Mr. A then instructed the worker how to operate the machine in accordance with the related Processing Program documents as follows...

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