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Re: [Nano-devel] saving a line, and punctuating i.e.

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] saving a line, and punctuating i.e.
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 22:54:04 +0200
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Nick Warne wrote:
> Remembering i.e. means 'for instance',

To be precise: "i.e." means "that is" and "e.g." means "for 

> you can quiet legally have 
> a comma following i.e.

Certainly, a comma can be put there, but is not needed.  Since the 
abbreviation itself already makes one pause a little when reading 
it, and a comma after a period looks kind of strange, many people 
prefer to leave it out.


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