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Friday, June 06, 2003

Latin for the Day: i.e. and e.g.

I can't remember where I originally saw this but I found another link here

The Latin abbreviation i.e., which stands for id est, means that is, that is to say, or in other words.

The letters e.g. stand for the Latin phrase exempli gratia, which means for example.

the above link also includes samples of usage. All in my endless battle to write better.


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