Re: QUERY: spelling, e.g. or eg

Subject: Re: QUERY: spelling, e.g. or eg
From: Sandy Harris <sandy -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 23:09:43 -0500

Brian Hooper wrote:
> Lately, in tech documentation, I've been seeing "for example"
> abbreviated as "eg" and not "e.g.". Is this a new accepted spelling for
> it?

My preferred form is "for example". It's short enough in most contexts,
and I think it is more readable.

For "e.g.", I think the periods are mandatory.

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