Re: i.e. vs e.g.

Subject: Re: i.e. vs e.g.
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Bruce Megan \(ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA\)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:06:40 -0700 (PDT)

N.B., Don't use Latin abbreviations. <G> People don't know what they mean, and you'll wind up either explaining things all over again or just living with the confusion.



----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA) <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
Cc: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: i.e. vs e.g.

Also, since i.e. and e.g. are widely misused, if you're going to
translate or think it might ever be translated, avoid them.
http://ferswriteshoe.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/using-latin-abbreviations-in-technical-writing/

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
<Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com> wrote:
> Leonard, that is a good point. Keep it simple.
> Thanks!
> -----Original Message-----
>
> i.e. = id est
> e.g. = exempli gratia
>
> Unless you are writing for an academic audience , "in other words" and "for example" are arguably better.

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Bill Swallow
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References:
i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bill Swallow

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