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Needn't we use etc. after such as...?
For example, "We need to buy some fruit, such as bananas, oranges, grapes, etc."
We use etc. when there are things we don't want to bother to (and don't need to) mention specifically.
Thanks, RonBee. In other words, the sentence with "such as + etc." is acceptable?
Originally Posted by RonBee
It's acceptable, but redundant.
Either 'such as' or 'etc.' would be enough to point that you need to buy more than only bananas, oranges and grapes.
In formal /scientific writings the use of 'etc.' is to avoid, as it is nothing more than a filler.
Last edited by Snowcake; 21-Apr-2008 at 14:15.
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