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    #1

    e.g.

    if e.g. appears at the begging of our sentence, do we have to use the capitalized form or not?

    There are some xxxxxxx
    e.g. xxxxxxxx
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    E.g. xxxxxxxx

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    #2

    Re: e.g.

    It is inappropriate to use e.g., or for example, at the beginning of a sentence.

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    #3

    Re: e.g.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It is inappropriate to use e.g., or for example, at the beginning of a sentence.
    Why? like this:
    After enjoy the following verb comes with ing.
    e.g. I enjoy swimming.

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    #4

    Re: e.g.

    After 'enjoy' the following verb comes with ends in '-ing', e.g., 'I enjoy swimming'.

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    #5

    Re: e.g.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    After 'enjoy' the following verb comes with ends in '-ing', e.g., 'I enjoy swimming'.
    What about other abbreviations if they come at the beginning of the sentence? (capital letter or small letter is used?)

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    #6

    Re: e.g.

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    What about other abbreviations if they come at the beginning of the sentence? (capital letter or small letter is used?)
    Can you give us an example of a sentence which starts with a similar abbreviation?

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    #7

    Re: e.g.

    I thought I could use 'e.g.' or 'i.e.' for the start but I think I was wrong, as 5jj says. And for other abbreviations like Mr, Mrs, St, etc the story is clear and there is also another thread talking about it. Thank you all. But if you have any interesting point please mention.

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    #8

    Re: e.g.

    You are all invited to my party.

    RSVP

    PS - you can bring a friend.

    BYOB

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