How to use et al at the beginning of a sentence?
- geezerLv 71 year 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''.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 year ago
you would not. et al. (et alia, and others) is not something that you start a thought with.
- 1 year ago
It means “and other (people)”.
So you can”t correctly use it at the beginning of a sentence.
- RPLv 71 year ago
Et al does not belong at the beginning.
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- MikeLv 71 year ago
How about starting a sentence with et tu? That's been done.
- FascinatedLv 61 year ago
You can't use et al to start a sentence. It has to follow at least one person's name.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 year 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.