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    moeen49 Guest

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    Hi,

    I saw this in an article:

    planets, stars, satelites, and the like.

    Does "and the like" means etc. ?
    Is it popular in english?

    Thank you,
    Ali

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    It means "and that kind of things".
    it is pretty common I believe.

    FRC

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    moeen49 Guest

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    Thak you Francois for help.

    Why do we need a comma before and?

    "planets, stars, satelites, and the like."

    Thanks again,
    Ali

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    A comma before 'and' in lists is optional.

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