I.E. vs. E.G.

Here’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.:

E.g. means “for example”; i.e. means “that is.”

E.g. is short for exempli gratia, which literally means “by grace of example.” I.e. is more straightforward: id est means “that is.” The confusion stems from the fact that both abbreviations seek to clarify or focus a broad proposition, but e.g. is followed by a specific example, whereas i.e. is followed by a restatement.

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