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How do you use etc in a sentence?
How to Use Et Cetera in a Sentence
- Allow the children to eat only healthy food—vegetables, fruits, etc.
- Allow the children to eat only healthy food—vegetables, cupcakes, etc.
- The children should bring paper, pencils, scissors, etc.
- The children should bring crayons, blankets, birth certificates, etc.
How do you use etc at the end of a list?
The abbreviation etc. is from the Latin et cetera, which means “and other things.” It appears at the end of a list when there is no point in giving more examples. Writers use it to say, “And so on” or “I could go on” or “You get the idea.” In American English, etc. ends in a period, even midsentence.
How do you use etc at the end of a sentence using parentheses?
When using “etc.” in parenthesis, you should use it in the same way as you would use it in a regular sentence: Example: I prefer healthy food such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, etc. Now if you use “etc.” in parenthesis at the end of a sentence, you will need to put a “period” after the parenthesis.
Do we put comma before etc?
When used for punctuation, a comma is always followed by a space. Use a comma before “etc.” in a series, but a comma is not necessary if there is no series. Examples Fruit, vegetables, bread, etc. The currency abbreviation precedes the amount and is followed by a (hard) space.
How do you write and etc?
The Latin term et cetera (“and the rest”) is usually written as two words in Canadian English. However, the one-word spelling etcetera is also correct. The abbreviation for this term is etc. (Note that the c comes last; the misspelling ect. is a common error.)
What is etc example?
Etc. is an abbreviation for et cetera and is defined as meaning and so forth. An example of the usage of etc. is in the sentence, “Please purchase some fruit such as apples, oranges, etc.,” which means “Please purchase some fruit such as apples, oranges and more.” Et cetera. Alternative form of etc.
How do you say etc professionally?
Personally, I would simply use “etc.”, short for et cetera (Latin, from et “and” and cetera “the rest”, neuter plural of ceterus “left over”). You may use “among others” or “to name a few”.
Is it OK to use etc in a formal paper?
A. The expression “et cetera” is rarely used. Its abbreviation “etc.” is discouraged in formal writing; CMOS recommends that, if used, it should be confined to parenthetical material or lists and tables.
Does etc always need a period?
There is nothing special about “etc.”, it is just a normal English abbreviation (of “et cetera”) and should be treated as such. As an abbreviation it should always have a trailing period(*), although this is commonly omitted in the middle of a sentence in informal writing (email).
Do you put a full stop at the end of brackets?
Put the full stop INSIDE the brackets when the words in brackets make a full sentence. Put the full stop OUTSIDE the brackets when the words in brackets are part of a sentence.
How do you write etc etc?
Can I use etc in an essay?
It is perfectly ok to use etc. in an academic paper. Just note, however, that both of them are very sparingly and carefully used in serious writing. Try to list fully or describe the list instead.