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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
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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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