'Et Al': Meaning & Definition


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What does 'et al' take the place of?

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1. When is et al. used in APA style?

2. When is et al. used in MLA style?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Et al. is a Latin abbreviation often used in essays and research papers, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of how 'et al.' is used in various styles and forms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The definition of 'et al.'
  • The use of 'et al.' in different style manuals
  • The purpose of 'et al.'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'et al.'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about text citation

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson entitled 'Et Al': Meaning, Definition & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Latin roots of 'et al.'
  • Understand how the abbreviation is used in modern text
  • Know how to use 'et al.'