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Reliable processes have only two characteristic features, namely A and B.

  1. I Will examine them, considering their characteristic features such as A and B.

  2. I will examine them, considering such characteristic features of them as A and B.

  3. I will examine them, considering their characteristic features as A and B.
  4. I will examine them, considering such characteristic features as A and B.

I think "such as" is always used when we want to mention things among others, it means the same as "for example". Is that so? I mean is "such as" always used when there can be other cases too.

This is what this dictionary says:

  1. for example. "wildflowers such as daisies and red clover"
  2. of a kind that; like. "an event such as we've shared"

So when we are not talking about kind, "such as" means the same as "for example".

Now, because there is only two characteristic features, can I use "such as" like in my first sentence?

Or can we say that the second sentence does not the problem?

What about the third sentence? Does it have the same problem?

Finally, the fourth sentence does not say that such features are characteristic of processes. Is that obvious from the context? If so, doesn't it have the problem in the first sentence?

Can you suggest better alternative for the bold part?

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  • Please come up with a more accurate and descriptive title. Your current one "How to say what I want to?" could refer to absolutely anything.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 6 '18 at 8:08
  • And a tiny bit of research wouldn't go amiss either.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 6 '18 at 8:10
  • "... it means the same as "for example". Is that so?" -- Yes.
    – Kris
    Nov 6 '18 at 8:39
  • See also: English Language Learners Good Luck.
    – Kris
    Nov 6 '18 at 8:40
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    @Mari-LouA Edited!
    – Sasan
    Nov 6 '18 at 10:52
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I Will examine them, considering their characteristic features such as A and B.

You do not need the phrase such as. OTOH, feature needs to be in plural.

HTH.

meta: I see this as a grammar question. If it is considered writing advice, it would be OT.

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