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    Engr

    Dear Teacher,

    I am reading a book about theology and I always see the words "which see" enclosed in parenthesis like this....(which see).

    May I know what does it mean?

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    Re: Engr

    Quote Originally Posted by imbanaagjr View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    I am reading a book about theology and I always see the words "which see" enclosed in parenthesis like this....(which see).

    May I know what does it mean?
    It's a literal, and rather uncomfortable, translation of the Latin quod (or quem - depending on the context) vide, often abbreviated to "qv". It means "which the present work [this book/article/pamphlet...] deals with elsewhere". If the author's really helpful, it might say "qv on page X".

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    Re: Engr

    Bob,

    Thank you so much. I have been searching these two words for quite some time and now I know the answer.

    May I ask another one?

    How about the initials (e.g) when the writer wants to give an example of the topic being discussed?


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    Re: Engr

    e.g. “for example”. It is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase exempli gratia


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    Smile Re: Engr

    Thank you so much!

    I have known the answers to my last two queries in a matter of hours. It is simply outstanding!

    God bless all of you in that part of the globe!

    imbanaagjr

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