i.e. vs. e.g. from Commpose

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Presentation done by Jen Halloran for the February meetup of Commpose. This presentation covers proper usage of i.e. and e.g. in your writing.

Presentation done by Jen Halloran for the February meetup of Commpose. This presentation covers proper usage of i.e. and e.g. in your writing.

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  • 1. Commpose Copychat Exercise Presentation Open floor
  • 2. i.e. vs. e.g. ✦ What’s the difference? ✦ Do I care?
  • 3. i.e. vs. e.g.I speak, I “...when speak for Jimmy. E.g., from now on, you start showing me the proper...respect.”
  • 4. i.e. vs. e.g. “E.g. means ‘for example.’ What I think you to use is ‘i.e.’”
  • 5. i.e. vs. e.g. “E.g., i.e., [screw] you! The point is this: When I say ‘jump,” you say ‘OK,’ okay?”
  • 6. i.e. vs. e.g. ✦ Do I care?
  • 7. i.e. vs. e.g. ✦ Do I care? YES!
  • 8. i.e. vs. e.g. ✦ What’s the difference?
  • 9. i.e. vs. e.g. i.e. = id est
  • 10. i.e. vs. e.g. i.e. = id est that is [to say] OR “in essence”
  • 11. i.e. vs. e.g. My son wants to celebrate his favorite holiday (i.e., Christmas) every month.
  • 12. i.e. vs. e.g. e.g. = exempli gratia “for example” or “example given”
  • 13. i.e. vs. e.g. Many holidays (e.g., Christmas, Easter, and Halloween) stem from religious or pagan tradition.
  • 14. i.e. vs. e.g. Please use patriotic colors, i.e., red, white and blue, to decorate for the Independence Day celebration. (You should use ONLY these colors.)
  • 15. i.e. vs. e.g. You can use patriotic colors, e.g., red, white and blue, to decorate for the Independence Day celebration. (Examples of some of the colors they can use.)
  • 16. i.e. vs. e.g. “Please indicate the preferred names and spellings of the big services, i.e., Facebook, YouTube, UStream, Tumblr, etc.”
  • 17. i.e. vs. e.g. “Please indicate the preferred names and spellings of the big services, e.g., Facebook, YouTube, UStream, Tumblr, etc.”
  • 18. i.e. vs. e.g. ✦ Use a period after each letter ✦ Use a comma after abbreviation ✦ Use a comma before abbreviation* *If using within a sentence
  • 19. That is all, i.e., THE END.
  • 20. That is all, i.e., THE END.... ...Unless you have something to add, e.g., questions, comments, etc.