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

Subject: Re: Correct usage "i.e." and "e.g." ?
From: "KLEIN, DAVID" <dk2445 -at- TXMAIL -dot- SBC -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 14:40:56 -0500

To my ear, "and so on" sounds less professional than "etc."

Is "and so on" generally considered acceptable??

Just curious...

David
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> ----------
> From: Walter Hanig[SMTP:walter -dot- hanig -at- NETMANAGE -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 6:50 PM
> Subject: Re: Correct usage "i.e." and "e.g." ?
>
> At 09:27 AM 5/6/98 +1000, Justin Moss wrote:
> >Would you mind giving me your impression of the 'correct' usage of
> these=20
> >abbreviations ?
> >
> You understand the correct uses for i.e. (id est, that is) and e.g.
> (exemplar gratis, for example).
>
> The current "correct" usage is "Don't use them."
>
> When you mean "for example," use "for example."
>
> etc. falls into the same category. When the meaning of etc. is either
> desirable or unavoidable, I use "and so on" or "and other similar
> xxx."
>
> Walter
>
>
> Walter Hanig
>
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