such as + clause

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Senior Member
Taiwanese Mandarin
Hi. Is the usage of "such as" in this sentence correct?

"They failed to take many important factors into consideration, such as the house was too expensive for most people to afford."

Thanks for the help.
  • perpend

    American English
    "such as" is fine for me, but I would use "being" instead of "was".

    ... consideration, such as the house being too expensive ...


    Senior Member
    English - US (Midwest)
    Or "...such as that the house was too expensive...."

    For me, perpend's suggestion requires the possessive: "...the house's being...."
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