Today I put this out on Twitter:
Has anyone encountered an instance of someone seeking to use "including" to add to a class something that categorically would not otherwise be part of the class? For example, "fruit, including carrots."
— Ken Adams (@AdamsDrafting) January 6, 2022
This question came to mind because it’s one aspect of including pathology that I haven’t considered.
Here’s an early submission:
Direct damages “including the costs to notify those affected, personnel cost to respond to inquiries and attorneys’s fees.” https://t.co/XwyKMRKS05
— API (@API_HABOTN) January 6, 2022
I recommend you not do the fruit, including carrots thing. I don’t think it’s confusing, but it is weird. Instead use *drum roll* and. As in fruit and carrots.
Do you have any examples?
(You worried about red fruits, including tomatoes? That’s addressed in this 2019 blog post.)