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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
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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)
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