What is the correct way to write etc?

What is the correct way to write 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.)

How do you use so and on?

You use and so on or and so forth at the end of a list to indicate that there are other items that you could also mention.

How do you use etc in brackets?

Answer: 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.

How do you say etc in academic writing?

This rule is quite simple. If you use “etc.” in the middle of a sentence, and it is not enclosed in parentheses, then you must use a comma after the abbreviation. If it is in parentheses in the middle of a sentence or at the end of a sentence, no comma is needed.

Is etc a formal word?

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.

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