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    #1

    Use to exemplify instead of for example

    Hello everyone,

    Is it okay to use "to exemplify" instead of "for example" ?

    Individuals should play their role in protecting the environment. For example, they should separate waste.

    Individuals should play their role in protecting the environment. To exemplify, they should separate waste.


    What are some alternatives the can be used instead of "for example", and "for instance"?

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    #2

    Re: Use to exemplify instead of for example

    No, don't use that.

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    Re: Use to exemplify instead of for example

    Thanks. So, what are some alternatives the can be used instead of "for example", and "for instance"?

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    #4

    Re: Use to exemplify instead of for example

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Thanks. So, what are some alternatives that can be used instead of "for example", and "for instance"?
    Two things. One, is that not enough? Two, don't we separate something from something?
    Last edited by Tarheel; 17-Jan-2020 at 01:40. Reason: Make correction in quote box
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    #5

    Re: Use to exemplify instead of for example

    I'm very rapacious when it comes to learning English. Two is not enough for me

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    #6

    Re: Use to exemplify instead of for example

    It's not about how many words you know. It's what you do with them that counts!

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