Grammar-What is the mean of etc?
Do USA speakers use the word etc? What is the meaning?
For example, I woke up, did exercises, wash clothes, etc...
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavourite answer
used at the end of a list to indicate that further, similar items are included.
"protect seedling from damage caused by feet, lawnmowers, pets, etc."
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
"et cetera" is just posh for "andsoforth"
- John PLv 74 weeks ago
The word comes from Latin 'et cetera' = and other things.
Etc is in general use in Britain and, I presume, in all other parts of the English-speaking world. It is a very useful word. (or should I call it an abbreviation?)
In your example: ".. did exercises, washed clothes, etc." Be consistent in verb tense.
- Land-sharkLv 74 weeks ago
The commonly used adverb comes from the Latin "et cetera" (and so on). It is often used conversationally at the end of a sentence when a list of similar things is too tedious or annoying to be continued. If you don't want to use it, you can say: .... "which includes: a,b.c,d and similar things"