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as follows or as following

Discussion in 'English Only' started by bosun, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. bosun Senior Member

    korean
    What is the differnce between ' as follows' and ' as following" ? which one is right between the following two sentences?

    Can I say as follows? or
    Can I say as following?
     
  2. Nholdamek Senior Member

    Pennsylvania
    United States, English
    I'd say "as follows"

    Never heard of as following
     
  3. dn88 Senior Member

    pl
    An interesting question. It seems to me that "as following" is also used (or maybe I've only seen it). I may be wrong, but I'd distinguish between them:

    The solution should be as follows: "the solution"

    Our school provides a variety of sport activities as following: "1. 2. 3."


    Can't explain it clearly, just feel it instinctively.

    THIS thread can also help.
     
  4. Nholdamek Senior Member

    Pennsylvania
    United States, English
    No, as following does not make sense in that context. That should also be as follows.
     
  5. dn88 Senior Member

    pl
    Could be, then I've only seen it.
     
  6. Nholdamek Senior Member

    Pennsylvania
    United States, English
    I've heard, the following, but not as following.

    "You must do the following:"
     
  7. dn88 Senior Member

    pl
    I do agree "You must do the following:".
     
  8. TommyGun Senior Member

    Hi,

    Which are better ways of saying?

    1. The solution should be as follows: "the solution"
    2. The solution should be the following: "the solution"

    3. You must do as follows: ...
    4. You must do the following: ...
     
  9. TommyGun Senior Member

    Just got kind of a spam e-mail from a language social network. To unsubscribe they offered the following options in the footer, a quotation:
    Were they grammatically wrong and should they have typed "as follows" instead of "as following"?
     

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