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Thread: E.g. and i.e.

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    E.g. and i.e.

    In American English, "e.g." and "i.e." must be followed by a comma. Is this also the case in British English?

    I've noticed that in British legal writing the comma is often omitted. Perhaps this is another difference between American and British English.

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    Re: E.g. and i.e.

    Not a teacher

    As far as I'm concerned, they're not followed by a comma in BrE. TBC

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    Re: E.g. and i.e.

    Can a British teacher confirm what philadelphia said?

    Thanks.

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    Re: E.g. and i.e.

    Yes.

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