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Over-use of "respectively."

In American English the construction "apples have skins, peaches have fuzz, and bananas have peels" is more common than "apples, peaches, and bananas have skins, fuzz, and peels, respectively," though both of them are technically correct. "Solution was added to containers A, B, and C" does not need a "respectively" at the end.

Also, "respectively" ONLY applies to two lists with the same number of items. “P and Q were enrolled in the studies X, Y, and Z, respectively”-which belongs to which?

(Please retain the reference in reprint: http://www.letpub.com/index.php?page=author_education_Over_use_of_respectively)

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