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

Subject: Re: Correct usage "i.e." and "e.g." ?
From: David Dvorkin <DDvorkin -at- FRXSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 10:56:13 -0600

> John Renish wrote:
> It is difficult to justify _ever_ using 'i.e.', though, because if you
> write it right the first time you don't have to explain what you mean.
Not really true. The clause introduced by "i.e." or "that is" may add
further useful detail to
the preceding clause. It's not necessarily an attempt to explain
something that wasn't
written correctly.

David Dvorkin
FRx Software Corporation
mailto:ddvorkin -at- frxsoft -dot- com
(303) 741-8280

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