Grammar Bomb: i.e. VS e.g.

I love tropical fruit, i.e. the luscious and tender kiwi, handpicked and stored at room temperature, or the zesty mango marinated in banana juice; I hate sugary treats, e.g. licorice, chocolate, and ice cream.  



i.e. [THINK: in elaboration]
e.g. [THINK: general example]


“…i.e. is a shortening of the Latin expression id est, which translates to “that is.” It is used to introduce a rephrasing or elaboration on something that has already been stated…

The term e.g. is an abbreviation of the Latin expression exempli gratia, meaning “for the sake of example” or more colloquially, “for example.” It follows that this term is used to introduce examples of something that has already been stated…”

[read more about it on]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s