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Note 44 – e.g. and i.e.


For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 44, then please read on…

e.g.

e.g. is latin for exempli gratia, but is more commonly known to us as ‘for example’

Example:

Jane uses her kitchen white board to remind her of things to do e.g. changing lightbulbs, recycling and replying to party invites.

i.e.

i.e. is latin for id est, but is more commonly known to us as ‘that is’. It gives an explanation rather than a list as ‘e.g’. does.

Example:

I would like help from someone i.e. my best friend.

Short and sweet blog tonight, as I have been working on my book; a publisher requested to see the full manuscript! Hope you’ve had a good evening.

Until tomorrow

Sandra

This blog: http://mywritingnotes.wordpress.com

My other blog: http://sandramadeira.wordpress.com

My website: www.tipsandluxuries.com (includes first chapter of my book)

Twitter: @madeirasandra and @tipsandluxuries

About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission and have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write a blog about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Note 44 – e.g. and i.e.

  1. I like how you presented the full latin name with correct usage and an example of those two. I notice alot of people use them incorrectly. I for one did not know the latin derivatives – thanks again.

    Posted by MercXue | June 14, 2011, 4:53 am

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