Grammar question: "such as A, B, and C" or "such as A, B, C, etc."

Should it be “such as A, B, and C” or is “such as A, B, C, etc.” okay? The second one bothers me but when I go to correct it, I start second-guessing myself.

The second one is redundant. (“Such as” – like “for example” – introduces an incomplete list, so no further indication that possible items have not been named is necessary.)

Delete the “etc.”

[quote=“cranky laowai”]The second one is redundant. (“Such as” – like “for example” – introduces an incomplete list, so no further indication that possible items have not been named is necessary.)

Delete the “etc.”[/quote]
Thank you!

What he said. The same goes for “including,” which is typically incomplete but can vary depending on context.

Adding etc. is a very light peppering of Chinglish since in Chinese you can add 等 to a list of completed things.