Re: including "and so on" in a "such as" list ...

Subject: Re: including "and so on" in a "such as" list ...
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 10:54:50 -0800

If you say "such as x, y, and z," adding "and so on" is redundant. I
think an English teacher would flag that.

If somebody doesn't know the difference between "x, y, and z" and
"such as x, y, and z," they're in trouble.

On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 8:11 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
> Hello, WR-L-ers,
>
> I know (?) that itâs incorrect to end a list preceded by âsuch asâ with âand so on.â After all, the âsuch asâ list, by definition, doesnât include the complete list of possibilities. But Iâve had more than one reviewer want to include âetc.â so that itâs explicitly stated and doubly-clear that not everything is included in the list.
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