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The difference between i.e. and e.g.

After raging ad-hoc, non-traditional apostrophe abuse, one of the most common mistakes an editor sees is people using 'i.e.' and 'e.g.' interchangeably. First things first: they are not interchangeable. Well, they may be interchangeable in some kind of surrealist anti-grammar situation, where the desired effect is to get your reader to tear out their tongue [...]

By |2017-10-03T08:29:33+10:00June 21st, 2015|Did you know, Grammar, Misused words|Comments Off on The difference between i.e. and e.g.

Commonly misused words: Enormity

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means... Yes, indeed, language changes over time. Words that once meant one thing come to mean another, and in some cases, will completely reverse their meanings, or hold contradictory meanings.

By |2017-05-19T08:20:56+10:00March 4th, 2015|Misused words|Comments Off on Commonly misused words: Enormity