Common writing errors – Difference Between “i.e.” and “e.g.”

Common writing errors – Difference Between “i.e.” and “e.g.”

Do you know when to use i.e. and when to use e.g.? If not then read the text below to get a better and more correct CV. Avoid these simple writing errors !

What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

Unless you have studied Latin or studied the English language in depth, it might be a surprise for you to learn that the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. actually mean different things.

  • e.g. means “for example” and is derived from the Latin “exempli gratia”
  • i.e. means “that is” and is derived from the Latin “id est”

Terms of usage with some examples

i.e.
There are 6 cars in the parking lot, i.e. Buick, Toyota, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar and Subaru.
(a complete list of the colors)
e.g.
There are 6 cars in the parking lot, e.g. Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar.
(an incomplete list of the colors)
Use i.e. when you are stating the 6 cars in another way
Use e.g. when you are giving examples of them.
i.e.
He had to deliver ASAP, i.e. As Soon As Possible
e.g.
Acronyms are words where each letter stands for a word, e.g. ASAP which means “As Soon As Possible”
Use i.e. when you are explaining the definition
Use e.g. when giving an example in most cases
Latin abbreviations are italicized, but in this case there is no agreement throughout the Grammar gurus. Some say it needs to be italicized and some say that they are so commonly used there is no need to do that.

The above is part of the Tips and Tricks section for CV writing on Comoto.
The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CVs – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

Common writing errors: Difference Between “i.e.” and “e.g.” (UK tekst)

Common writing errors: Difference Between “i.e.” and “e.g.”

Do you know when to use i.e. and when to use e.g.?
If not then read the text below to get a better and more correct CV.

What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

Unless you have studied Latin or studied the English language in depth, it might be a surprise for you to learn that the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. actually mean different things.

  • e.g. means “for example” and is derived from the Latin “exempli gratia”
  • i.e. means “that is” and is derived from the Latin “id est”

Terms of usage with some examples

i.e.
There are 6 cars in the parking lot, i.e. Buick, Toyota, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar and Subaru.
(a complete list of the colors)
e.g.
There are 6 cars in the parking lot, e.g. Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar.
(an incomplete list of the colors)
Use i.e. when you are stating the 6 cars in another way
Use e.g. when you are giving examples of them.
i.e.
He had to deliver ASAP, i.e. As Soon As Possible
e.g.
Acronyms are words where each letter stands for a word, e.g. ASAP which means “As Soon As Possible”
Use i.e. when you are explaining the definition
Use e.g. when giving an example in most cases
Latin abbreviations are italicized, but in this case there is no agreement throughout the Grammar gurus. Some say it needs to be italicized and some say that they are so commonly used there is no need to do that.

The above is part of the Tips and Tricks section for CV writing on Comoto.
The Comoto Team

Comotos mål er at blive “det centrale sted” hvor du kan oprette, klone, kopi, administrere, sikkerhedskopiere og eksportere dit CV og dine følgebreve til ansøgningen hurtigt og nemt. Hvis du vil oprette dit første Comoto CV, anvend den gratis tilmelding, tilføj dine data (eller brug en af de mange lette import funktioner), vælg blandt vores særligt designede skabeloner, få en preview af dit CV og eksporterer til sidst den valgte skabelon i dit foretrukne format (.DOC –.PDF –.PNG) eller skab en Web-profil (offentlig tilgængelig / privat med password). Hermed har du fuld kontrol over dine CVer. Der er desuden en række andre unikke funktioner på Comoto – så som mulighed for flere CV’er – kun få klik, og du har oprettet et målrettet CV for et bestemt job.

Comoto CV Manager er på engelsk; men skabeloner og dermed dine CVer (samt filer) er på dansk (eller de ønskede sprog- Du kan nemlig anvende flere sprog samtidigt).

Common writing errors – Difference Between “i.e.” and “e.g.”

Common writing errors – Difference Between “i.e.” and “e.g.”

Do you know when to use i.e. and when to use e.g.? If not then read the text below to get a better and more correct CV. Avoid these simple writing errors !

What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

Unless you have studied Latin or studied the English language in depth, it might be a surprise for you to learn that the abbreviations i.e. and e.g. actually mean different things.

  • e.g. means “for example” and is derived from the Latin “exempli gratia”
  • i.e. means “that is” and is derived from the Latin “id est”

Terms of usage with some examples

i.e.
There are 6 cars in the parking lot, i.e. Buick, Toyota, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar and Subaru.
(a complete list of the colors)
e.g.
There are 6 cars in the parking lot, e.g. Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar.
(an incomplete list of the colors)
Use i.e. when you are stating the 6 cars in another way
Use e.g. when you are giving examples of them.
i.e.
He had to deliver ASAP, i.e. As Soon As Possible
e.g.
Acronyms are words where each letter stands for a word, e.g. ASAP which means “As Soon As Possible”
Use i.e. when you are explaining the definition
Use e.g. when giving an example in most cases
Latin abbreviations are italicized, but in this case there is no agreement throughout the Grammar gurus. Some say it needs to be italicized and some say that they are so commonly used there is no need to do that.

The above is part of the Tips and Tricks section for CV writing on Comoto.
The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CVs – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.