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    Abbreviations such as E.g. Loc.cit. i.e.

    Hi!
    I found some abbreviation in a text, I know what they mean but how do one pronounce :
    E.g.
    Loc.cit.
    i.e.

    What are the words they represent?

    I also found:
    Ef.
    f.
    cf.
    ff.
    What are the words they represent?

    Expts............ does this means excerpts?

    With kind regards
    Veronika

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    Re: Abbreviations such as E.g. Loc.cit. i.e.

    Hi Veronika

    e.g.
    "e" as in see
    and "g" as in jeep, ee + jee
    Meaning: for example

    loc.cit.
    I've never pronounced this one, but if I had to, I would say "loc" as in lock, and "cit" as in sit, loc + sit

    Meaning: location [from where it was] cited/found/seen, or in the place cited

    i.e.

    "i" as in eye and "e" as in see, eye + ee
    Meaning: in other words
    See List of Latin abbreviations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Expts: what's the context? It could mean experiments.

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    Re: Abbreviations such as E.g. Loc.cit. i.e.

    I think I have pronounced 'loc. cit.', I my pronunciation was the same as Soup suggested. It's not in the Wikipedia list, but is the abbreviation for loco citato (possibly locus, locum, loci, locos, locorum, or loquibus, but I think the ablative singular is the most likely!) - "[in] the place [already] cited". It's safer, and house style at many publishing houses, to avoid Latin abbreviations on the ground that people don't know what they mean (a point confirmed by most users of 'i.e.', who assume that it means the same as "e.g.").

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