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Consider the following sentence

There are many different fruits (some are harmful: apple, mango, etc.).

How do you deal with etc.).? It doesn't look nice at all.

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    Personally, I just omit the . after etc. and keep the sentence-ending period. I've even stopped using the dots in i.e. and e.g.. I consider these words in their own right, now, not initialisms for some other language no one speaks anymore. – Dan Bron Feb 26 '17 at 17:51
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    If you use such as, you're marking the list as descriptive, not necessarily complete. So you don't need etc at all. – Lawrence Feb 26 '17 at 18:09
  • Yea, I used "such as". But I guess the question conveys the issue. – Yashas Feb 26 '17 at 18:11
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  • @EdwinAshworth This isn't a duplicate. This question asks a solution for the situation where you have "etc.)." or "etc.) text". – Yashas Mar 20 '17 at 10:42
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There are many different fruits, of which some are harmful (e.g. apple and mango).

It's a little stilted, but I think it's better than the original.

  • Your sentence is better but the issue is how to deal with ,etc.).. I just gave a bad example. – Yashas Feb 27 '17 at 4:50

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