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Re: i.e or e.g

On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 03:19:49AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2007, at 2:07 AM, Daniel Nylander wrote:

> >There was a new string in debian-installer today..

> >"Please enter the device name of the partition or disk onto which LILO
> >should be installed, i.e: /dev/hda or /dev/sda1."

> >Shouldn't this be e.g instead of i.e?

Yes, "i.e." is wrong.

> Actually, "for example" would be a clearer choice of words from the  
> point of view of translations.  If there's room for it, that's what  
> I'd use, personally.

I would suggest "such as" for English if you want it spelled out.

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