Monday, October 14, 2013

ect./etc.: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, October 14, 2013

“Etc.” is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase et cetera, meaning “and others.” (Et means “and” in French too.) Just say “et cetera” out loud to yourself to remind yourself of the correct order of the T and C. Also to be avoided is the common mispronunciation “excetera.” “And etc.” is a redundancy.

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