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Asked • 06/24/19

Punctuation for the phrase "including but not limited to"?

When using the phrase "including but not limited to", how should it be punctuated? When used in the following (no punctuation): > There are many activities including but not limited to running jumping and swimming My first try: > There are many activities including, but not limited to, running, jumping, and swimming. Then I thought... maybe I need another one? Is this, or perhaps the previous version correct? > There are many activities, including, but not limited to, running, jumping, and swimming. Eh, maybe that's too many. Does this justify a colon? Is it grammatically correct? With or without the first comma in parens? > There are many activities(,) including, but not limited to: running, jumping, and swimming. No? Then what about this? > There are many activities, including - but not limited to - running, jumping, and swimming.

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Gabrielle B. answered • 06/27/19

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