among others, etc, and so on.

francescbcn

Member
Castilian Spanish and Catalan
hi everybody!

for academic purposes which of the three options is more suitable?

Disciplines require then symbolic and material artifacts such as recognition, institutional frameworks and, rewards, among others. , etc. , and so on.

thanks in advance
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    such as recognition, institutional frameworks and rewards, among others.:tick:

    such as recognition, institutional frameworks and reward, etc. I would not say it that way. "Et" already means "and" in Latin, so you have too many "ands" in this sentence. You could dispense with the first one.

    such as recognition, institutional frameworks and rewards and so on. - Same here - too many "ands"
     

    JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    I, too, see a distinction between "among others" and the other two expressions. Ideally one would indeed make a complete list as suggested, but sometimes it cannot be done. In such an instance, the ones mentioned in the list tend to be considered the major items and "among others" indicates both that sentiment and that the "others" are too numerous to make a complete listing of them appropriate at this point in the text. Perhaps they might run to lines and lines of minor ones - a complete list might be included in a footnote or appendix or other device.
     
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