I have 3 figures from left to right.

The value of some parameter is 401, 301, 201 in the three figures.

I want to express the fact that the 401 corresponds to the left-most one, 301 to the middle one, 201 to the right-most one.

Is the following sentence ok?

'The lattice size N is 401, 301, 201 in the three figures successively'.

Or is there any better way?

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    If you do mention them before in the right order, you can use "respectively" - "The figures A, B, C... have lattice sizes that are 401, 301, 201 respectively." You can also place "respectively" before the values.
    – MorganFR
    May 27, 2016 at 14:58
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    +1 for @MorganFR's "respectively", which sounds better to my ear than "successively". Successively implies time to me, not position.
    – stangdon
    May 27, 2016 at 16:40

1 Answer 1


I think it is correct to say it like this:

The lattice size represented in figure N is 401, 301 and 201 -from left to right-.

I hope it helps.

  • If the views and references are in order, "from the left" or "from the right" is sufficient.
    – user3169
    May 27, 2016 at 18:07

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