[Tex/LaTex] the latex equivalent for etc, versus. How do we represent them


I have gone through some of the questions on SO related to etc and other similar short hand characters. Everywhere is it problem specific. So I would like to know, is there a special command in latex, without defining out own command for using etc.

some thing goes for versus, a vs b ? how do we represent them?


Best Answer

There is no command for this but \dots. In my eyes, dots are too informal for publications. Just use etc.\ in the middle of a sentence and etc. at its end. Or \&c.\ respectively. Versus should always be vs.\. In any case, make sure to use a custom command for this. As you seem to care for such things, you might change your mind later on and then you will be grateful for a custom command.

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