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Two abbreviations that are not interchangeable: e.g. and i.e.

When you’re writing about a particular topic, you might have to illustrate your point. This can mean giving examples or adding clarification or further information. How do you do this? One way is to use the phrases for example and that is. Each of these can be abbreviated, but do you know how? Here’s a clue: one is e.g. and the other is i.e. Do you know which is which?

If you use them incorrectly – or even interchangeably – you risk confusing or distracting your reader, and the point you’re trying to make might be lost. This could result in a potential client going elsewhere, one less signature on a petition or a monetary donation going to another cause.

Not to worry: PandaPolish by Pandammonium elucidates in the post below (click/tap to read).

PandaPolish by Pandammonium on the difference between e.g. and i.e.

Now you can illustrate your points correctly and with more likelihood of persuading your readers to see things your way without distraction. Go you!

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