How to use et al at the beginning of a sentence?

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    You would not use it at the begining of a sentence .. it would come at the end.

    It's a way of finishing off a list by saying ''and the rest'' or ''and everyone else''.

  • 7 months ago

    you would not. et al. (et alia, and others) is not something that you start a thought with.

  • 7 months ago

    It means “and other (people)”.

    So you can”t correctly use it at the beginning of a sentence.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Et al does not belong at the beginning.

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    How about starting a sentence with et tu? That's been done.

  • 7 months ago

    You can't use et al to start a sentence. It has to follow at least one person's name.

  • 7 months ago

    You can't, because it means 'and the rest', so it naturally FOLLOWS a list of items.

    But of course you could do this:

    "Et al" is a Latin phrase.

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