Writing for Business

Jan 12 2017   5:48PM GMT

Writing for Business: i.e. or e.g.

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

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twitter-logoSnackable content, _____ Twitter posts, infographics and video clips, can be consumed quickly.
A. i.e.
B. e.g.
Answer

 

Technically, the answer is choice B. Twitter posts, infographics and video clips are examples of snackable content, but they are not the only types of content that can be considered snackable.

In Latin, i.e. stands for id est, which means “that is” and e.g. stands for exempli gratia, which means “for example.” Because the Latin can be confusing, it’s best just to spell out the words “that is” and “for example” in business writing.

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