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Subject:Re: ie and eg From:"Virginia L. Krenn" <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 27 Nov 1996 14:04:08 -0800
When you want to give an example, use e.g. which is an abbreviation
for exempli gratia.
When you want to rephrase or restate something, use i.e. which is an
abbreviation for id est (that is).
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Subject: Re: ie and eg
Author: John Trollope <John -dot- Trollope -at- team17 -dot- com> at SMTP
Date: 11/27/96 9:42 AM
>I agree that these abbreviations are not extremely difficult to
>understand, although I'm *certain* the distinction between the two of
>them eludes the *average* reader. But that's not why I don't use them.
Ouch, I thought I was a better-than-average reader. Can you tell me the