i.e. and e.g.

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i.e. means “that is”           


 Perhaps thinking of it as “in effect” will be helpful.


 

e.g. means “for example” 


  Think “example given.”


These are actually abbreviations of the Latin: exempli gratia and id est.

 

For more see dictionary.com.

or wsu.edu.

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Today’s assignment:

1. Write 3 sentences using the phrase “that is.”

2. Write 3 sentences using the words “for example.”

3. Now rewrite those sentences inserting “i.e.” or “e.g.”

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