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    Using "such as"

    I know the way to use "such as" is that what comes after "such as" is an example of what comes before "such as".

    1) However, is a sentence like this possible: "There are many ways to solve this problem such as expanding the roads, etc."

    "Expanding the roads" is not an example of "this problem" but of "solving this problem". So I think this is not possible. Am I correct?

    2) Would it then be OK to say "Solutions such as expanding the road can solve this problem.."

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    Re: Using "such as"

    Quote Originally Posted by englishteacher79 View Post
    I know the way to use "such as" is that what comes after "such as" is an example of what comes before "such as".

    1) However, is a sentence like this possible: "There are many ways to solve this problem such as expanding the roads, etc."

    "Expanding the roads" is not an example of "this problem" but of "solving this problem". So I think this is not possible. Am I correct? No

    2) Would it then be OK to say "Solutions such as expanding the road can solve this problem.."

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    The original is correct. To say that "Solutions can solve this problem" is tautological.

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    Re: Using "such as"

    We don't say 'expanding the roads'. It's more natural to say 'widening the roads' or 'building more roads'.

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