Words of the Week – i.e. versus e.g.
Although used in Business writing rather than conversation, i.e. and e.g. are commonly confused by both internationals and Americans alike. i.e. translates to id est in Latin, “that is” in English; while e.g. translates to exempli gratia in Latin, “for example” in English. Often, people incorrectly preface an example with i.e. instead of the proper e.g.
Many thanks to my friend and colleague, Janet, for giving me the idea to clarify this common mistake for MBA in the
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