take for example

  • nytas

    Senior Member
    chinese
    Thanks:)
    Would you please look at the following example,
    "Take our school as an example, one can hurry to another building on campus within 10 minutes."
    Do you think the comma after the word "example" should be changed to a period or not?
     

    timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    Thanks:)
    Would you please look at the following example,
    "Take our school as an example, one can hurry to another building on campus within 10 minutes."
    Do you think the comma after the word "example" should be changed to a period or not?
    I think "for example" is more common. I would use a "-" instead of the comma.
     

    zimmy1066

    New Member
    Canada, English
    I also use sentences constructed like this:

    "Many buildings in our city are in disrepair. Take, for example, our school, which is falling apart at the seams!"

    I'm not totally positive about my grammar on that one, so please feel free to correct me.
     

    vvujun

    Member
    Chinese-Mainland
    Could I use it like this:

    In many schools, take our school for example, one can hurry to another building on campus within 10 minutes.

    Thanks.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Your use is fine but, "In many schools, take our school for example, one can get from one building on campus to another within 10 minutes if you hurry." sounds a little more natural to me.
     

    Forero

    Senior Member
    In the sample sentences provided, "take ... as an example" would have the same literal meaning as "take ... for example" but would tend to slow down the sentence and become a point of emphasis.
     

    amingedu

    New Member
    Mandarin
    Excuse, are the following two sentences all correct?

    Take the following two letters for example.
    Take the following two letters as an example.
     
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