E.g vs E.x

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Casiopea

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The following explanation is from DR. Ray's Long List of Editorial Pet Peeves:
The abbreviation “e.g.” is from the Latin meaning exempli gratia, or “for example.” This abbreviation should only be used in a parenthetical comment. There should be a period after both “e” and “g” since it is an abbreviation of two Latin words.

EX: Brittle materials (e.g., glass) fracture without experiencing strain hardening​

EX is short for the word example. I've also seen it written Ex and ex. Use it, as the author above has, to mark a specific example.

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Mike_the_banker

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What is the differences between:"E.g ,E.x":-(

The primary difference is that "e.x." is incorrect.

People who use "e.x." as a short form for "for example" are simply ill-informed or uneducated. (I'd suggest possibly also lazy, except that it takes just as long to type e.g. as it does e.x........so, that can't be it!)

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Michael
 

emsr2d2

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I've never seen e.x. written anywhere. E.g. or just eg I have seen. Occasionally, just ex.

Usually the confusion occurs between using eg and ie.
 
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