I just got feedback on my thesis. When discussing related work, I tend to often use the phrase the authors do this and that.
In  a system is described which approaches problem x by doing y. The authors perform a scalability evaluation showing that their approach outperforms z.
Obviously, my advisor does not like it when I use the authors, because he underlined each occurence.
My question hence is: How can I prevent the use of the authors in the above example?
I talked to my advisor and he said that I should just mention the authors by their names. But I think this is not feasible in my case, because I already talked several paragraphs about the specific related work paper and it would be weird to suddenly start mentioning their names in the third paragraph of discussing it.
It would look like this:
First paragraph about related work.
Second paragraph about same related work.
NameA et al. perform a scalability evaluation showing that their approach outperforms z.
EDIT: somewhat related: Referring to previous work “by the authors”