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What do e.g. and i.e. stand for in English?


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Answered 2011-05-25 10:44:28

E.g. means for example. (It's actually an abbrebiation of Latin exempli gratia - literally, 'for the sake of [an] example'; i.e. means that is (or that is to say)and is an abbreviation for Latin 'id est' - 'that is'. I.e. can also mean in example.

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