Re: I solicit your HELP (etc.)

Subject: Re: I solicit your HELP (etc.)
From: Kathryn Marshall <kmarshall -at- MODACAD -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 12:52:55 -0700

I agree with Scott. We try to avoid using "etc". Instead we use phrases
like "including" or "such as" or "for example".


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Kathy Marshall
Director of Documentation
ModaCAD, Inc.
http://www.modacad.com

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> From: Scott Miller[SMTP:smiller -at- CORP -dot- PORTAL -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Scott Miller
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 1998 12:32 PM
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> Subject: Re: I solicit your HELP (etc.)
>
> Wherever I've worked, the appropriate usage is to not use etc. Use
> "and
> so forth" or "and so on" instead. Much of the time, you don't even
> have
> to use those, depending on the sentence construction. For example:
> "Iguanas come in many colors including green, blue, red, and so
> forth."
> Since these colors are "included," that already implies that there are
> more colors, so the "and so forth" isn't needed:
> "Iguanas come in many colors including green, blue, and red."
>
> - Scott Miller
> smiller -at- portal -dot- com
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> > What is the appropriate usage of the word etc.
> >
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