Re(8): plain English? IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on August 2, 2016 at 07:56:29 AM by Jane Teather
I have come to this discussion a bit late, having been very busy.
My work involves producing usable, comprehensible information about medicines and healthcare.
Although I have no problem with ‘e.g.’/‘i.e.’ myself, and might well use them when writing for, e.g., cruciverbalists, I would never use them when writing for a general readership. When training clients, my colleagues and I also strongly advise against their use. For ‘e.g.’, use ‘for example’, ‘such as’, etc; and ‘i.e.’ is almost always redundant anyway.
The reason, quite simply, is that most people don’t know what they mean. Replies: There have been no replies.