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English learners often make mistakes when using “such as” and “for example”. To avoid mistakes, follow this simple advice:
1. (1) Use “such as” in the middle of a sentence.
(2) Use “for example” at the start of a sentence.
Compare these examples:
- Many students lived in this house, such as Jack, Jane, and Helen.
- Many students lived in this house. For example, they were Jack, Jane, and Helen.
2. (1) such as + comma (can be deleted) + two or more nouns
(2) for example + comma + full sentence
- I love flowers, such as lily, rose, and tulip.
- I love flowers. For example, rose is my favorite.
3. (1) for example = for instance
(2) such as = like
- He lambasted US companies such as/like Ford and Apple that have moved some or most of their manufacturing overseas.
- I would not allow her to do dangerous things. For example/instance, let her swim in the Mekong.
#1. _____ is that woman?
#2. _____ did they invite?
#3. I met a man with _____ I used to work.
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