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    ,such as, oder ,such as

    Kontext/ Beispiele
    1. Fruits, such as, apples, oranges(,) and grapes, are tasty
    2. Fruits, such as apples, oranges(,) and grapes, are tasty
    3. Fruits such as apples, oranges(,) and grapes are tasty
    Kommentar
    Ist nur Version 1 grammatikalisch korrekt ?
    Gibt es hier einen Unterschied zwischen AE und BE ?

    Danke !
    VerfasserPeter09 Sep. 06, 09:16
    Kommentar
    1. Fruits, such as, apples, oranges(,) and grapes, are tasty
    2. Fruits, such as apples, oranges(,) and grapes, are tasty
    3. Fruits such as apples, oranges(,) and grapes are tasty

    I couldn't find an authoritative source, but here are my thoughts:

    By convention ".e.g." is preferably followed by a comma in AE. That is the only possible (but unconvincing) argument I can see for the comma following "as" in Version 1. Otherwise, I would say there is no sensible reason for that comma. You wouldn't dream of writing "similar, to apples" or "like, apples", so why write "such as, apples". So I, personally would say: Version 1 is wrong.

    IMO versions 2 and 3 are correct but different in meaning:

    When enclosed in commas the phrase "such as apples, oranges(,) and grapes " is parenthetical or non-restrictive. It implies that all fruits are tasty and that apples, oranges, and grapes are examples of fruits. Since everybody thinks they know what a fruit is, without the need for examples, Version 2 -- though correct -- represents an unlikely meaning.

    Without commas the phrase in question is restrictive: only fruits like apples, oranges, and grapes are tasty; fruits like tomatoes, aubergines and peppers might not be tasty.

    So Version 3 seems the only sensible version to me.
    #1VerfasserMike E.09 Sep. 06, 10:56
    Kommentar
    Die Vorschläge zu 2 und 3 klingen vernünftig. Vielen Dank.

    Lustigerweise findet sich Version 1 ausgerechnet auf einer Site für gutes English:
    http://www.sepo.net/books/english-grammar/pun...

    Kann es sein, daß AE und BE hier andere Regeln kennen ?
    #2VerfasserPeter09 Sep. 06, 12:58
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    Funktioniert das Forum denn schon wieder nicht ? Der Thread taucht in der Liste mit Beiträgen vom 9. September gar nicht auf ?
    #3VerfasserPeter09 Sep. 06, 17:20
     
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