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    et cetera after such as, for example/instance

    Can "etc." be used after such as/for example/for instance in the following sentences?

    Hong Kong has a host of social problems, such as poverty, juvenile crime, pollution, etc./and so forth.

    Hong Kong has a host of social problems, for example/for instance, poverty, juvenile crime, pollution, etc./and so forth.

    Thanks.

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    Re: et cetera after such as, for example/instance

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    No. It is sloppy writing.
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