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    take...for example

    Dear teachers,

    In the following sentence OK?

    "Take Sir Winston churchill for example, a good leader knows how to swim with the tide."

    1.Should I use "as an example" instead of " for example"?

    2. Should I use a comma "," or a period "." after the word example?


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    Re: take...for example

    I believe that "for example" is fine, although "as an example" is also correct.

    You definitely need something stronger than a comma there. Just about any other punctuation would work: Semi-colon, Colon, Full Stop/Period. Even an exclamation point would work! But not a comma.


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