Translation_TipsWord Usage

“E.g. … and So On / So Forth” Redundancy

If we begin by saying e.g., which means for example, it is redundant to add and so on or and so forth at the end.

Incorrect:   Some EU countries (e.g., Italy, Belgium, Greece and so on) are largely dependent on gas imports from abroad.

Correct:      Some EU countries (e.g., Italy, Belgium, Greece) are largely dependent on gas imports from abroad.

Redundancy or wordiness is the enemy of clarity; makes it difficult to read and understand your sentences. On this knowledbase Dragoman copy-editors publish articles and tips on writing well. Follow us, share us and send your feedback so that together we can build higher quality standards in localisation industry.