5 Life Pro Tips of the Week – Part 119

January 31, 2018
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  1. Valannin says:

    #3 – Case in point. i.e. is latin for “id est”. It means “That is,” (as in, “that is to say”) not “in other words”.

    Its usage is for further clarification of a statement, not as a restatement.

    “Today I’m wearing my most expensive suit, i.e., the blue pinstripe Tom Ford.”

    In this example, “blue pinstripe Tom Ford” is not “another word” for expensive suits. It’s a clarification to the reader who doesn’t know specifically to which suit I’m referring.

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