Q. Can you give me an example of how et al is used?


The phrase et al. is used in APA format to abbreviate a long list of authors/editors for an in-text citation.

If a book or article has six or more authors, cite it using this format:

(First Author et al., date).


(Barrett et al., 2018).

See the APA Help guide for more examples.

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  • Last Updated Apr 04, 2019
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