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In the context given, 'follow these steps' is redundant. It's generally pointless to instruct a reader to follow instructions.
To find out more, read on:
This may be a case where you follow your teacher's "style" for the sake of assigned classwork, but ignore it in the real world.
To finish reading this post, stop reading.
Annoying isn't it? :-)
On 18 Oct 2011, at 08:53, Al Geist wrote:
> To me, I don't see any need for "follow these steps." Of course you would
> follow the following steps, in my opinion "follow these steps" identifies
> the obvious. (However, she "is the teacher.") In my opinion a better way to
> state this would be to say "Use the following procedure to install Sigil."
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