"inclusive of" and "including"

raymondaliasapollyon

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi,

Are "inclusive of" and "including" interchangeable in the following?

a. We all liked the show, inclusive of / including Sarah.
b. Five passengers were injured in the accident, inclusive of / including a pregnant woman.

I'd appreciate your help.
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'Inclusive of' is quite formal, and would be used when you need to make clear that it is including something. In your sentences we would say 'including'.
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    a. We all liked the show, including Sarah. :tick:
    = All of us, including Sarah, liked the show.

    b. Five passengers were injured in the accident, including a pregnant woman. :tick:
    = Five passengers were injured in the accident, one of whom was a pregnant woman.


    Sections 17330 to 17333, inclusive, of the Personal Income Tax Law of 1954… (inclusive means all 4 sections)

    Statistics are shown for entire Counties inclusive of their associated County Boroughs. (inclusive of = including)
     
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