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From 吴熊敏 <...@ublearning.com>
Subject Re[2]: SOS thanks
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2007 05:06:14 GMT
thanks very much

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 12:19:36 +0800
"Greg  Gamble" <gregg@maths.uwa.edu.au> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 11:58:41AM +0800, 吴熊敏 wrote:
> > "eg" stands for "example given"
> 
> e.g. abbreviates the Latin: exempli gratia 
>      ... which in English is: for example
> 
> i.e. abbreviates the Latin: id est
>      ... which in English is: that is
> 
> Contexts of usage for both is similar ... here's an excerpt from Encarta
> to explain the difference:
> 
>                 Word Usage
>         
>                 e.g. or i.e.?
> 
>                 Do not confuse these two abbreviations, which mean different
>                 things and have different origins. The abbreviation e.g.,
>                 meaning "for or as an example," comes from the Latin
>                 expression exempli gratia ("for example"). Use it when you
>                 want to list a few typical examples of the thing mentioned:
>                 I have the laboratory equipment, e.g., [not i.e.] beakers,
>                 thermometers, and test tubes, that we need. Do not end a
>                 list that starts with e.g. with etc. The abbreviation i.e.,
>                 meaning "that is, that is to say," comes from the Latin
>                 expression id est ("that is"). Use it when you want to give
>                 a more precise description of the thing mentioned: The
>                 hearing, i.e., [not e.g.] the preliminary hearing, is set
>                 for noon Friday. Two periods punctuate e.g. and i.e. in U.S.
>                 English, whereas they may be unpunctuated in British
>                 English. Surround these abbreviations with commas.
>                         
>                                 
>                                 Encarta? World English Dictionary [North
>                                 American Edition] ? & (P)2007 Microsoft
>                                 Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed
>                                 for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
>                                         
> 
> > but what does "ie" stands for?
> > 
> > 
> > On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 13:44:06 +1000
> > Jacob Rhoden <jacob-lists@uptecs.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > 吴熊敏 wrote:
> > > > Thanks very much.
> > > > I have another question,what does "ie" here means? Is it the same as "it"?
> > > >
> > > > I have seen this word "ie" in many mails,but i don't understand its
> > > > meaning.
> > > >   
> > > "ie" means "For example". It is similar in usage to "比喻说". (I think they
are the characters, not sure).
> > > 
> > > Best Regards,
> > > Jacob
> > > 
> > > _____________________________________________
> > > Jacobs Blog -- http://www.jacobrhoden.com/
> > > 
> > > 
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> > ----------------------------
> > 吴熊敏 <xwu@ublearning.com>
> > 
> > 
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> > 
> 
> -- 
>   Regards,
>   Greg Gamble <gregg@maths.uwa.edu.au>
> 
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