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

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

ie vs eg: What’s the difference?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.