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    Are these sentences correct:

    1-One feature of the literary criticism of the seventies was a tendency to use certain philosophers as ultimate authorities, as in A's article of 1977.

    2-One feature of the literary criticism of the seventies was a tendency to use certain philosophers as ultimate authorities, for instance in A's article of 1977.

    Meaning: That tendency existed for instance in A's article of 1977.

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    Default Re: as in/for instance

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-One feature of the literary criticism of the seventies was a tendency to use certain philosophers as ultimate authorities, as in A's article of 1977.

    2-One feature of the literary criticism of the seventies was a tendency to use certain philosophers as ultimate authorities, for instance in A's article of 1977.

    Meaning: That tendency existed for instance in A's article of 1977.
    I would go with 2.

    I would also rephrase ... as ultimate authorities, for instance in A's 1977 article "Deconstructing an Armadillo."

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    Default Re: as in/for instance

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    I would go with 2.

    I would also rephrase ... as ultimate authorities, for instance in A's 1977 article "Deconstructing an Armadillo."
    I agree, 2 is better. It is not the tendency that appears in A's article, but an example of the tendency. That said, most of us indulge in that sort of carelessness all the time, and it usually goes unnoticed.

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