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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > What īs the difference between for example and such as?    

What īs the difference between for example and such as?



caren_630
Egypt

What īs the difference between for example and such as?
 
Dear teachers
Is there a difference between for example and such as other than punctuation? If yes, What is the difference?

23 Mar 2010      



aliciapc
Uruguay

Hi caren, I guess the main difference, other than punctuation as you say, is that we usually use such as to give one word examples , e.g.  I love fruit such as melon, orange and peach.
For example can be for one word or for a whole idea , e. g.  What would he do if , for example ( or for instance ) she came late to her exam ?
I know more differences come to mind when speaking, but that īs the most significant one I can think of !

23 Mar 2010     



sulekra
Australia

There is no difference whatsoever, you can use such as with phrases.
-There are many ways to increase English knowledge, such as watching many English films or going on a holiday to Australia.
For example is slightly more formal, and can also be used after the example, while such as can īt be.
-Curry, for example, is one the many foods Indians have introduced to Britain.

27 Mar 2010