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    attend a speech

    Please check out the following sentences.

    (1) Since I entered senior high school, I have attended several speeches given by prominent persons.
    (2) They are from various walks of life, like professors, doctors, scholars, journalists, literary authors, and so on.

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    Re: attend a speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences.

    (1) Since I entered senior high school, I have attended several speeches given by prominent people.
    (2) They are from various walks of life, including teaching, medicine, academia, journalism, and literary writing.
    A - We use the term persons is most frequently used in formal and legal settings. It is unlikely that it is appropriate for what you are writing.

    B - If you are listing some examples from a larger list of something, you can introduce this partial list with the word 'including'. This signals to the reader that you are not listing everything , but only enough soe that we get the idea.

    c - Also, walks of life is synonomous with 'fields of experience'. In this case you should list the area of their experience, not their actual professions.

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    Re: attend a speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences.

    (1) Since I entered senior high school, I have attended several speeches given by prominent persons people.
    (2) They are from various walks of life, like such as professors, doctors, scholars, journalists, and literary authors. , and so on.
    They are from various walks of life: professors, doctors, scholars, journalists, and so on.
    I'd try to avoid using 'like' in this situation, especially in formal writing. But if you do, you don't need 'and so on' as well.
    R.

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