Re: Correct usage "i.e." and "e.g." ?

Subject: Re: Correct usage "i.e." and "e.g." ?
From: anna halbert <entropy -at- NMIA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 00:11:31 GMT

Justin asked about correct usage of i.e. and e.g.

For i.e., I mentally substitute "in other words." For e.g., I mentally
substitute "for example." So your sample sentences are correct.

My house is of Titanic proportions, i.e., it's big.
Some fruits are difficult to harvest, e.g., coconuts.

This usage has been confirmed by a Latin scholar friend, for what
that's worth. She explained it all to me very carefully, but I've
forgotten everything but the answer.


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