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Hi,everyone.
Please tell me whether sentences like "Take myself for example" are treated as a complete sentence and thus concluded with a period or they are taken as part of a longer sentence? For instance, shall we write
"Take my brother for example. He dropped out of school when Ihe was in Grade Five."
or
"Take my brother for example, he dropped out of school when he was in Grade Five."
or
"Take my brother for example: he dropped out of school when he was in Grade Five."
or
"Take my brother for example---he dropped out of school when he was in Grade Five"?

I also have two related questions:
a. Can we say "Take ... as an example"?
b. Can we say "Taking ... for example/ as an example, ..." and "To take ... for example/ as an example, ..."?

Thanks very much.
Richard
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It is an independent clause, and can therefore be dealt with in these ways:

"Take my brother for example. He dropped out of school when he was in Grade Five."
"Take my brother for example: he dropped out of school when he was in Grade Five."
"Take my brother for example---he dropped out of school when he was in Grade Five"
"Take my brother for example; he dropped out of school when he was in Grade Five"

a. Can we say "Take ... as an example"? -- Yes
b. Can we say "Taking ... for example/ as an example, ..." and "To take ... for example/ as an example, ..."? -- Yes, all within the appropriate sentence structure, of course
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Thanks, Mister Micawber.
Richard