the differences between e.g. and i.e.

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The abbreviations e.g. (from the Latin exempli gratia) and i.e. (from the Latin id est) are often confused. This is because they are both used to introduce some clarification of something previously mentioned.

e.g.

The abbreviation e.g. is used to provide an example:

Examples:

The buffet provided excellent variety, e.g., vegetarian and non-vegetarian soups, Italian and French breads, and numerous sweets.
(e.g. = for example)

He was the school champion of many activities (e.g., chess, badminton, 110m hurdles, and high jump).
(e.g. = for example)

i.e.

The abbreviation i.e. is used to restate an idea more clearly or offer more information.

Examples:

It happened in August; i.e., two months ago.
(i.e. = in other words)

It happened in August; e.g., two months ago.
(e.g. = for example)

Service charge is included in all prices, i.e., you don’t have to leave a tip.
(i.e. = in other words)

Getting Them Wrong

Often mixing the abbreviations up does not mean your sentence is grammatically incorrect. However, getting them wrong will change the meaning of your sentence.

Examples:

All amphibians are thriving in the new pond; e.g., the two bullfrogs were being very active yesterday.
(This sentence is fine grammatically. From it, we infer that there are more amphibians than two bullfrogs in the pond.)

All amphibians are thriving in the new pond; i.e., the two bullfrogs were being very active yesterday.
(This sentence is fine grammatically. We infer that the only amphibians in the pond are the two bullfrogs.)

Read more at http://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/eg_ie.htm#2Heq9ZidbvvJrSOo.99

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