Did you know that you could add examples to sentences you write using the abbreviation e.g.? Learn what the abbreviation e.g.
stands for and when and how to use it in a sentence in this lesson.
When to Use E.G.
Imagine an alien landed in your backyard while you were eating dessert and you had to explain what ice cream is. What would you say? You would probably give some examples of different types of ice cream, like chocolate or vanilla. Examples are a great way to help people understand what you are talking about.
Using the abbreviation e.g.
is a way to introduce examples in the sentences you write. E.g is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase exempli gratia which means ‘for example’. Even if you don’t speak Latin, it is easy to remember what e.g stands for:
also works like a clue in a sentence to help readers identify examples.Jenny can say over fifty different words in French, e.g., bonjour, joie, effroi.Even if you can’t read or speak French, since the sentence uses e.g. you know that the words following the abbreviation are some examples of French words.
Use E.G. in a Sentence
Location, Location, Location
is used to introduce examples in a sentence, so it is always followed by an example or examples. That means e.g.
is usually used in the middle of a sentence and never found at the very end.When you use e.g. in a sentence both the letters e and g should be lowercase.
Since it is an abbreviation, each letter is followed by a period. Also, when using e.g. to give examples, a comma should always be placed after the period following the g.