We use such as to give an example or examples that corroborate what we’re saying or writing. It’s a formal expression used in giving accurate information when explaining a point.
When we use such as to give a singular example in writing, we don’t need a comma before it; when we use it for multiple examples, a comma is needed.
- Educational institutions such as Temple Schools provide comprehensive education.
- Monica couldn’t afford the basic necessities such as shelter.
- It’s better to use natural remedies, such as exercise, organic food and water to treat most diseases.
- Indians patronise good car brands, such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota, Mahindra, Tata Motors, etc.
Note: avoid the use of such as when you want to compare, use like instead.