Suppose I have many things that are fall in the same category. Suppose further that I need to use a bracket
( ) to add further information. Then, how can I repeat these things correctly?
The scatter plot (top), the density plot (middle), and the contour plot (bottom).
In this sentence, I tried to mention (with additional information) some plots. Scatter, density, and contour are all fall in the same category (plot). I feel that I should not repeat the pronoun the as I am talking about the same thing. In addition, I think I should not repeat the word plot for the same reason. I am not sure about this. However, by doing so, then I will have the following sentence, which I feel it is not correct.
The scatter (top), density (middle), and contour plots (bottom).
What I learned:
I learned that when I am talking about the same thing, then I do not need to repeat the same word or proposition. For example,
The type and color of the car are similar to mine.
So here, I do not need to repeat car and the preposition the.