Asked • 03/21/19

On the usage of "etcetera"?

In Spanish, we use the word _etcétera_ at the end of an enumeration to imply there are more things to mention, which may (or not) be important, but they will be omitted. Thus, I was fairly surprised yesterday when I was told that finishing enumerations in English using _etcetera_ is improper.Is there any good replacement for _etcetera_, something that may be used in a formal register without taking too many words, and not dependent on the context?

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Mary M. answered • 03/22/19

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