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Which of the following sentences is correct?

  • There are several types of email uses, such as professional, personal, and promotional etc.
  • There are several types of email uses, such as professional, personal, promotional etc.

I am not sure if there exists a difference between American and British English in this case.

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Etc (‘etcetera’) means ‘and the rest’, so an and is already present, making one before promotional unncecessary.

As an additional thought, ask yourself if etc is really necessary. If it isn’t, then write ‘professional, personal and promotional’.

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    Thanks Barrie, I raised this query as MS Word processor sometimes brings up the suggestion of placing 'and', which created the confusion. Thanks for clarifying :) – Nitika Jan 22 '14 at 12:36

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