Examples of how to use e.g. vs. i.e.

If these two abbreviations are Greek to you, you’re not alone. But first things first: They’re Latin, not Greek.

e.g. is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase exempli gratia, which translates to “for example”; e.g. Many Los Angeles sports teams (e.g. the Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Raiders, Rams, Galaxy and Ducks) have won national championships.

i.e. is an abbreviation for id est, which means “that is”; e.g. New York City boasts the most national sports championships, mainly because of one team – i.e., the Yankees have won 27 in their long history.


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