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Hello,

I'm very interested in the two other ways to say "for example", which was mentioned in another thread:
As a case in point
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But I'm not sure how to use these two phrases correctly. So I just put the questions in a new thread. Would you please guide me? Thank you!

Question1: For "As a case in point", can I use it any place where "For example" occurs?
Eg: There are many ways to improve English. As a case in point, we can read some English novels.

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    Thanks, Gramman!

    Would you please tell me what "in point" means in the phrase "As a case in point"?
     

    gramman

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    Gramman, thank you so much for your information!

    BTW, can I know whether the "as a case in point" is used very often among native speakers?
     

    gramman

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    >>used very often among native speakers?

    Certainly "for example" is much more common. How often you hear/see "as a case in point" would depend on who you're around, I guess. Arguers (lawyers), "thesis advancers" (college/university faculty), and some other professional groups come to mind as people that would employ it.
     
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