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Re: lynx-dev i.e. nits

From: mattack
Subject: Re: lynx-dev i.e. nits
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 11:19:38 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, T.E.Dickey wrote:

>Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 09:09:00 -0500 (EST)
>From: T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>
>Reply-To: address@hidden
>To: address@hidden
>Subject: Re: lynx-dev i.e. nits
>> In noticed Tom seems to replace all (or many?) occurrences of "i.e." 
>> with "i.e.," in some automated fashion.  This doesn't seem right to 
>> me, in general.  Possibly similar for "e.g.".  Why not just leave 
>> them alone as whoever wrote them wrote them. 
>It's one of those things that I was taught a long time ago as proper usage.

but i.e. means 'that is'.

I have a green car, i.e. an Emerald Mica Miata.

Is it really proper to say:

I have a green car, that is, an Emerald Mica Miata.

Sure seems like a comma is misplaced there.  If this really is the proper
way, it sounds like one of the few rules I will purposefully break.  The most
obvious one I don't follow is putting punctuation within quotes.  Obviously I'm
thinking like a programmer and don't want the damn punctuation in the quotes.

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