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i.e. meaning: Why, when and how to use it


The Latin abbreviation i.e. stands for id est and translates to “that is” in English.

ie vs eg: What’s the difference?


i.e. is an abbreviation for id est and translates to “in other words,” or “in essence.” E.g. stands for exampli gratia and means "for the sake of example.

Insure vs ensure: What’s the difference?


Ensure and insure each describes the act of making sure something will happen. Ensure is typically the most appropriate word to use. Learn why.

Its vs it’s: What’s the difference?


While its and it’s are pronounced the same, the difference is that one word uses an apostrophe to infer the contraction of “it has” or “it is.”

Psychopath vs sociopath: What’s the difference?


While the words psychopath and sociopath are different, each term is connected to the diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).

Someday vs some day: What’s the difference?

someday vs some day

Learn the difference between "some day" and "someday," and see examples of how to use them in a sentence.

Subjective vs objective: What’s the difference?

Subjective vs. objective

Learn the difference between subjective and objective, which are opposite philosophical terms. Take a quiz to test your understanding.

Then vs. than: What’s the difference?

Then vs. than

Then is used to describe an event or subject in relation to time. Than is often used as a preposition to compare and contrast two subjects in the same sentence.

Who or whom: What’s the difference?


Who and whom are both interrogative pronouns, except who is used for sentence subject pronouns and whom is used in place of an object pronoun.