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Re: I.e.

Posted by ESC on July 09, 2003

In Reply to: I.e. posted by Sherry on July 09, 2003

: Hi, I was just wondering what the saying "i.e." means. I have an acquantance that says it all the time, and I just sort of thought it meant "for example", but somehow when he says it, sometimes it doesn't fit. Thanks.

From Merriam-Webster online:

Main Entry: i.e.
Function: abbreviation
Etymology: Latin id est
that is