e.g. + i.e.

Information does not have to be ugly. If English is not your first language you might have wondered what these two abbreviations actually mean. They are both inherited from the ever-present Roman culture. A common mistake or lazy habit is to spell them ie and eg. So, i.e. is short for Latin id est and translates to that is. E.g. is Latin as well and short for exempli gratia; in English you would say for example.

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