"Even though I am not fortunate enough to visit the campus, reading about Notre Dame makes me feel at home with its attention to tradition, its history of innovations, academic research, and service efforts. Such as the university’s research efforts in the Computer Science and Engineering fields with projects such as Compucell, and organizations such as AMFIND and Education Bridge of Notre Dame."

To me, "Such as" seems out of place

  • “Such as, not, no,” said Yoda. Nov 22, 2019 at 3:57
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    What exactly is the first "such as" supposed to refer to? It seems semantically incorrect/ inconsistent. Read over again.
    – Kris
    Nov 22, 2019 at 13:45
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    Such as it is, dinner is served.
    – Jim
    Nov 22, 2019 at 23:58
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    Or: "I think there are better options." "Really? Such as what?" "Such as trying the door before deciding to blow it up."
    – Jim
    Nov 23, 2019 at 0:02
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    Yes, you can start a sentence with such as. No, the sentence in the question is not a great example of doing so. (But the whole passage is more semantically dubious than syntactically dubious—and the use of such as is not its only problem.) Nov 24, 2019 at 2:36

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There is no predicate containing a finite verb, so that's not a sentence as many linguists commonly define the term.

  • See also my comment at OP.
    – Kris
    Nov 22, 2019 at 13:46

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