Problem: Writers who never studied Latin often mix up the abbreviations i.e. and e.g.
Lesson: When you mean "for example," use e.g., which stands for the Latin exempli gratia.
When you are further clarifying a point, write i.e., which means "that is," from the Latin id est.
"Please provide two forms of identification, e.g., your driver's license and Social Security card."
"Raises will be minimal this year; i.e., no one will receive more than a 2 percent increase."
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