Joined: Mar 04, 2008 Posts: 1893 Location: Helensburgh
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:15 pm Post subject: IF4IT and the use of English
Apropos of my mention elsewhere today of the use of "i.e.", here is a short example from theIF4IT website, not coincidentally in the section on configuration management:
The readers will notice that most sections in the Table of Contents (TOC) use a format where the TOC entry is prefixed with a topic name, followed by a short descriptive title (e.g. "TOPIC_NAME: TOPIC_RELATED_SECTION_TITLE").
In this case I can say with certainty that "e.g." is incorrect and that "i.e." would be correct.
An example(!) of correctly using "e.g." in that context would have been:
...(e.g. Taxonomy: Understanding Configuration Management Classifications or Categorizations)...
Guess I'm in a good mood today. _________________ "Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope."
William Penn 1644-1718
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