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Hero Asked on 20/10/2015 in English Grammar.
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This one all depends on context. There are a lot of different ways that these constructions could be used with punctuation.


Such as

Such as:

  • We have many different colours available such as: Red, green, blue and purple.
  • There are a few ways we could remedy the situation such as: Fixing the damage, apologising and running away!

Such as?

  • A: There are so many things we could do later!
  • B: Such as?
  • A: There are so many great choices here!
  • B: Such as?




  • He wanted to go to the shops. I, however, wanted to go running.
  • I think that that it could be true that the world is going to end. However, I don’t plan to waste time worrying about life.


For example

For example,

  • I had lots of ideas on how to improve the business, for example, cutting costs.
  • You have to do more things in life! For example, you could go on a trip to the mountains!


To whom it may concern

To whom it may concern,

  • To whom it may concern, I am writing to complain about the service I received yesterday.
  • To whom it may concern, I hope this message reaches you well and you will take the time to read it.



Dear (using a comma)

  • Dear Paul, I just thought I would write you a quick message.
  • Dear Sir, I am writing to you to discuss a business opportunity.

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  • We have lots of medicines available for you including: Ibuprofen, paracetamol, aspirin and other painkillers.
  • You can see lots of new people at the museum including: Peter, James, Mohamed and many more!




  • Have a great time in Hawaii and if you need me just give me a call.
    P.S. I forgot to say I’ll be out of town next week on a business trip, so call my mobile!
  • It was great chatting with you and I hope we get to do it again soon.
    P.S. I loved that joke you made about dogs, that was hilarious!




  • Dogs are more friendly than cats, therefore, I recommend you buy a dog as your new pet.
  • Blind people gain a lot of information by listening to their environments, therefore, their sense of hearing is much better than the average person.



Using an exclamation mark
Using a comma

  • Hello! Welcome to the theme park! I hope you have a great day.
  • Hello, I hope all is well and that you are all healthy.
  • Goodbye! I hope you enjoyed your stay!
  • Goodbye, thank you very much for your custom.




  • There are lots of options for vegetarians at the restaurant. They have fruit, vegetables, salads, etc.
  • If you want to be a scientist, technician, engineer etc. it’s important to study hard!

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Curious Answered on 27/10/2015.
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What punctuation goes after Such as, However, For Example?

Hero Answered on 05/11/2015.
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