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The original sentence is :

Here the plus and minus signs refer to the potential with lower right well and to the potential with lower left well, respectively.

How should I avoid repeating the part the potential with lower?

  • Writing advice and rephrasing suggestions are OT. Could also be POB. – Kris May 27 '16 at 7:23
  • Since you identified the specific issue, this possibly falls under ELU's Usage portion. In any case, here are 2 suggestions: "Here the plus and minus signs refer to the potentials with lower right and left wells, respectively." or "Here the plus (respectively, minus) sign refers to the potential with lower right (left) well." – Lawrence May 27 '16 at 8:35
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Here the plus and minus signs refer to the potential with lower right well and to the one with lower left well, respectively.

I'm not sure we can do any better. Why does your title contain auxiliaries, by the way ? I fail to see how auxiliaries could come in handy here.

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