, and the like.

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moeen49

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Hi,

I saw this in an article:

planets, stars, satelites, and the like.

Does "and the like" means etc. ?
Is it popular in english?

Thank you,
Ali
 
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moeen49

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Thak you Francois for help.

Why do we need a comma before and?

"planets, stars, satelites, and the like."

Thanks again,
Ali
 

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A comma before 'and' in lists is optional. ;-)
 
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