Which option is grammatically correct?

(a) A detailed description of the procedure is provided elsewhere, briefly, step 1 involves precleaning, step 2 is organizing the equipment, and step 3 is sterilization of the equipment.

(b) A detailed description of the procedure is provided elsewhere. Briefly, step 1 involves precleaning, step 2 is organizing the equipment, and step 3 is sterilization of the equipment.

(c) A detailed description of the procedure is provided elsewhere, in summary, step 1 involves precleaning, step 2 is organizing the equipment, and step 3 is sterilization of the equipment.

(d) A detailed description of the procedure is provided elsewhere; in summary, step 1 involves precleaning, step 2 is organizing the equipment, and step 3 is sterilization of the equipment.

Correct answer: B

Explanation: “Briefly” signifies that the information about to be presented is an abbreviated version of the full-length description (or story, movie, event, etc.) just alluded to. “Briefly” can start a new sentence (or phrase, if it follows a semicolon), but cannot be used as a conjunction. In other words, it should not follow a comma, as in answer A. “In summary” signifies a summary of information just presented in detail, and would not be used when summarizing information that has not just been presented.

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