RE: Help needed with terminology

Subject: RE: Help needed with terminology
From: "Elizabeth Wilczek" <betsywilczek -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 07:40:22 EST

How about

"Enter the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rounded off to two decimal places--for example '1.03'."

Don't use "i.e." (which means "that is") as if it meant "for example." You can use "e.g." if you want, but "for example" is better and clearer, IMHO.

Betsy Devine Wilczek
Society for Technical Communication, NJ Chapter
Meeting in Iselin, Saturday, February 26, 2000

on Wed, 16 Feb 2000 14:00:27
Suzette Seveny <sseveny -at- petvalu -dot- com> wrote:

I need help with a specific term used in financial systems. I need to tell the user to enter a number is a specific format - and I know there is a term for this type of format. Here is an example:

Enter the Consumer Price Index (CPI) number with a significance of 2, i.e. 1.03.

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