For more than a decade, I have always seen/used the phrase "Take/Consider … as an example" followed by a comma. Then, my recent visit on this page got me confused and raised more questions in me.
Are the two phrases interchangeable, or do they differ in meaning/usage? Also, should either phrase be followed by a comma, or can it be a period or en-dash, depending on the context?
Below are some sample sentences to better illustrate my doubts:
"Take myself as an example, I threw a punch on the wall in response to his ignorance."
"Take Applebee's for example. the waiters and waitresses there have no cultural awareness."
"Consider your roommate for example – Her manner is definitely one of a kind."
"Consider this PC as an example. The slightest scar on it is not acceptable to comply with her standard."
Are these sentences all valid?
Thanks in advance!