Re: i.e. vs e.g.

Subject: Re: i.e. vs e.g.
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:22:41 -0700

On 4/13/2012 1:30 PM, Bill Swallow wrote:

Yep. And don't forget the variation. i.e./ie./ie/IE... It's dizzying, especially when they mean "for example", which is wrong yet sadly often the case.

Right. And here's a quiz, once a writer uses the correct case an punctuation in the abbreviation, what punctuation, if any, follows the abbreviation? When I studied technical writing 20 years ago, the instructor had some rules about case that I do not remember, but she also had a rule about when punctuation follows and whether that punctuation should be a comma or a colon.

And some "yikes" (because of conflicting rules) explanations follow.

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ie-eg-oh-my.aspx

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-%22i.e.%22-Versus-%22e.g.%22

If we follow the rules of case and punctuation for i.e. and e.g., do those rules stay the same when the abbreviations are replaced with appropriate English terms?




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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: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Combs, Richard
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bill Swallow

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