RE: Rules for i.e. & e.g.

Subject: RE: Rules for i.e. & e.g.
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 10:07:42 -0400

> What's the rules for using i.e. and e.g. ??


Many of your readers (and many writers) don't know the difference. Instead,
write out the meanings. Why make them work harder and possibly misunderstand
what you meant?

Use "that is," for "i.e.," and "for example," for "e.g." In both cases,
precede the expression with a semicolon, left paren, or em-dash if it's a
continuation of a sentence. You need to make your reader pause to take in
the "redirection" that this expression implies.



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