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    Deepurple is offline Member
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    Et cetera

    "He entered a shop which sells cards, calendars, wrapping paper etc. (,) and talked with the shop keeper."

    In the above sentence, shall we add an comma after etc.?

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    Re: Et cetera

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    "He entered a shop which sells cards, calendars, wrapping paper etc. (,) and talked with the shop keeper."

    In the above sentence, shall we add an comma after etc.?

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    No, there is no need of a comma after etc.
    I am not sure about other places, but in India, we also use a comma before etc.

    "He entered a shop which sells cards, calendars, wrapping paper, etc. and talked with the shop keeper."

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    Re: Et cetera

    You do not need the comma in either position.

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