Is it correct to say:

"In the following, we outline how this can be done".

My main question is that: Is "In the following" at a right place?

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    Yes, why would you think it is not? – MadWard Jun 27 '16 at 9:25
  • @MadWard Thank you for the answer. "why would you think it is not?"--> because the English is not my first language and I was double checking with some experts (like you). :) – user153465 Jun 27 '16 at 9:29
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    I'm nowhere near an expert, and what I wanted to know is where you would have put it, because merely telling you "it's right" won't get you far! – MadWard Jun 27 '16 at 9:30
  • @MadWard Please assume that we have designed a protocol (in computer science area) that supports two clients. Now I would like to say that " with minor adjustment the two-client protocol can be turned into m-client (m>2) protocol. In the following, we outline how this can be done. – user153465 Jun 27 '16 at 9:39

You can but it is better to say, In the following [add subject, for example: questions, topic, animals, picture, etc...) we will outline how this can be done. So it will become something like: In the following questions, we will outline how this can be done.

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Some other ways to say the same thing:

"The following outlines how this can be done:"

"In what follows, we outline how this can be done."

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Instead of "In the following," you could simply say "Next,"

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    Welcome to English Language Learners! While this may be correct, we like our answers to be backed up by references. You can edit your answer to include one (e.g. an online dictionary, or a relevant similar quote). See the Help Center article How to Answer. – Glorfindel Aug 6 at 10:07

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