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Help With Including a List in a Paragraph
gouri




msg:4431579
 2:38 am on Mar 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

I would appreciate if you can tell me how this should be written. I looked on the internet but could not really find an example.

I think the first sentence below is good the way that it is written but when I make statements 1 and 2 complete sentences as I have in the second and third examples below, I am not sure if the first word in each should be capitalized?

Example 1

I have visited many places. From my trip to Europe last summer, I remember the following: (1) the good weather and (2) the great cafes.

Example 2

I have visited many places. From my trip to Europe last summer, I remember the following: (1) the weather is good and (2) the cafes are great.

Or

Example 3

I have visited many places. From my trip to Europe last summer, I remember the following: (1) The weather is good and (2) The cafes are great.

From Example 2 and Example 3, which would be correct?

Thanks.

 

lucy24




msg:4431589
 3:25 am on Mar 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

#4:

I remember the good weather and the great cafes.

Yes, I once taught freshman composition. So shoot me.

gouri




msg:4431590
 3:39 am on Mar 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the response.

I agree that what you have written is a good way to say it but can you please tell me which you would choose from my examples?

I will probably write something else like this, and I would like to know which is the correct format?

Thanks.

lucy24




msg:4431646
 8:32 am on Mar 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

"Correct" depends on time, place and context. Your prose style will depend on what you're writing about and who your target audience is. And how long those (1) numbered (2) elements (3) really are. Single words will demand different treatment than complex sentences.

All things being equal, #2 looks more natural to me. With #3 you'd expect the listed sentences to jump to separate paragraphs, like an outline. And that would just be too stuffy for words ;)

gouri




msg:4431716
 2:00 pm on Mar 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

I appreciate the response and explanation.

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