Tuesday, August 30, 2005

...for example, like...

The ubiquitous "like" has, long taken over most illiterate conversation here in the United States.

Now it's rearing its ugly head even in technical writing, where the writers (one would think) are supposed to know better:

"There are a few things, for example, like some editing functions and the Help files, that are only available in the xxx program on the desktop."

Either use "...for example, some editing functions...", or "...like some editing functions...".

"...for example, like..." is redundant.

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