IE stands for Internet Explorer

There’re a few terms in English that people frequently misuse, or mispronounce, and it REALLY bugs me.  For example, the term "i.e.".  It means "that is"… but when reading a sentence that contains "i.e.", instead of saying "that is", a lot of people just say "i e".  It really bugs me till no end!!  Argh!  Now here’s a good explanation of how to use the term.

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i.e.

i.e. stands for id est which means "that is." Use i.e. when what you are introducing is equivalent to or an explanation of what comes before it in the sentence.

I like root vegetables; i.e., the ones that grow underground.

He wastes his money on junk; i.e., stuff that he will never get around to fixing.

I’ll listen to anything; i.e., I like any kind of music.

Basically, i.e. means "in other words." It’s used to reword or provide an alternate explanation.

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I have more "word peeves"… but i need to start working on a policy wording… so… till next time…

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