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    #1

    Is it compulsory to writre a comma after "for example"?

    Someone suggests that it is compulsory to writre a comma after for example.
    Is it true?
    If not, could you please give me an exmaple for not having a comma after for example?


    So,

    (Wrong) ??????
    I have a lot of achievements, for example 90 points in exam A, 80 points in exam B and 70 points in exam C.

    (Right) ??????
    I have a lot of achievements, for example, 90 points in exam A, 80 points in exam B and 70 points in exam C.


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    Re: Is it compulsory to writre a comma after "for example"?

    Go for this:
    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    I have a lot of achievements; for example, 90 points in exam A, 80 points in exam B, and 70 points in exam C.

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    #3

    Re: Is it compulsory to writre a comma after "for example"?

    Pretty much.


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    Re: Is it compulsory to writre a comma after "for example"?

    There's punctuation...and there's style.

    The use of 'for example' is very pedestrian; and 'a lot of' smacks of 'child-talk' in the context of referring to academic achievements.
    So, "I have a lot of achievements" sounds childishly grandiose.

    I have a lot of achievements, for example 90 points in exam A, 80 points in exam B and 70 points in exam C.

    My academic achievements include 90% in exam A, 80% in exam B and 70% in exam C.
    Last edited by Excalibur; 20-Nov-2009 at 07:25.

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