How To Use 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.

Do you use and before etc?

Never Use “And” before “Etc.”

The word “and” already implies what “etc.” means, and using it is just redundant.

Can you 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.

How do you say etc professionally?

4 Answers. 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”. The expression I would use is etc., which is an abbreviation for et cetera (literally: “and the rest”).