- e.g. vs i.e.
- e.g. stands for exempli gratia = for example.For example:-"I like fast cars, e.g. Ferrari and Porche"In the sentence above you are simply giving an example of the kinds of cars you like - Ferraris and Porches.i.e. stands for id est = that is (in explanation).For example:-"I like fast cars, i.e. any car that can go over 150mph."In this second sentence you are giving an explanation of what you consider to be fast.
English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words. 2014.