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The Proper Use of Examples

i.e. means that is.

e.g. means for example.

THUS:

I dress like a bad immortal from Highlander (i.e. all in black) therefore I am cool as far as I’m concerned.

My daughter says things that are apparently cool (e.g. “Cool beans” upon seeing or hearing something exemplary of its kind and wonderful) though I don’t know what such phrases’ origins could be.

 

 

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