Acronyms & Abbreviations
What do e.g. and i.e. stand for in English?
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.
What is the difference between ie and eg?
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What does the initials EG in EG Kingsford stand for?
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What are some differences between the Spanish and English languages?
The differences stem from the fact that Spanish is fairly close to Latin and English is a Germanic language. English nouns have no gender. Spanish nouns have gender. (masc or fem eg el dia, la noche) English adjectives precede the noun (eg red wine) and Spanish follow (eg vino tinto) English adjectives don't have plural form (eg United States) and Spanish adjectives do (los Estados Unidos) English requires pronouns with verb (eg I sing) and Spanish doesn't (canto) English can form possessives by adding 's, (eg boy's bicycle) ;Spanish cannot (eg la bicicleta de la muchacho)
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What is e.g i.e I think i.e is for example but. I'm not sure.?
What does am and pm stand for in time?
a.m is an abbreviation and means before noon ie before 1200 hours. It comes from the Latin words ante meridiem (translated into English it means before midday) p.m is an abbreviation and means after noon ie after 1200 hours. It comes from the Latin words post meridiem (translated into English it means after midday)