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

Subject: RE: Rules for i.e. & e.g.
From: Dannette Thompson <dthomps -at- foundationsoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 10:28:16 -0400

I'll second Doug's clarification of the difference, and say that I agree
with many of the people who recommended against using either. However, I
will say that as a rule in my documentation, I will use them when enclosing
extra, non-essential information in parentheses. I will not use them in
non-parenthetical text.

Dannette Thompson
Technical Writer
Foundation Software, Inc.
The #1 Accounting Software for Labor-Intensive Contractors

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Grossman [mailto:Doug -dot- Grossman -at- sas -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 10:19 AM
Subject: RE: Rules for i.e. & e.g.

e.g. is "for example," and gives examples of a certain proposition (DON'T
end it, or anything else, with "etc.")
i.e. is "that is," and clarifies a certain proposition, often by listing all
components of it

Hope this helps,
Doug (Doug -dot- Grossman -at- SAS -dot- com)

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


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