do we add a comma before abbreviations like i.e. and e.g.

and do these words followed by a comma again?
New Member03
There must be a comma before only:

Public schools, ie state free-of-charge schools in this country, are in crisis.

Uncountable nouns, eg bread, money and time, do not have plural forms.

Now, "ie" (id est) and "eg" (exampli gratia) may have a dot depending on the English variation. Americans write "i.e." and "e.g."
Full Member221
Anonymous:
e.g. - exEmpli gratia that is, not exAmpli gratia - that would be the english version of the latin word "exemplum, -i.

regards

Dietrich Syfuss
Anonymous:
In American English, you must use periods after each letter within the abbreviation and a comma after either of these latin abbreviations.

The following are correct:
You may choose any color you like (e.g., red, blue, and green).
I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (i.e., Columbia).

The following are NOT correct:
You may choose any color you like (e.g. red, blue, and green).
I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (i.e. Columbia).

You may choose any color you like (eg, red, blue, and green).

I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (ie, Columbia).

You may choose any color you like (eg red, blue, and green).

I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (ie Columbia).
Anonymous:
In American English, you must use periods after each letter within the abbreviation and a comma after either of these latin abbreviations.

Also, these abbreviations should be used only inside parentheses.

The following are correct:
You may choose any color you like (e.g., red, blue, and green).
I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (i.e., Columbia).

The following are NOT correct:
You may choose any color you like (e.g. red, blue, and green).
I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (i.e. Columbia).

You may choose any color you like (eg, red, blue, and green).
I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (ie, Columbia).

You may choose any color you like (eg red, blue, and green).
I have never been to South Carolina's capital city (ie Columbia).
Anonymous:
In American English, you must use periods after each letter within the abbreviation and a comma after either of these latin abbreviations.

Also, these abbreviations should be used only inside parentheses.

The following are correct:

You may choose any color you like (e.g., red, blue, or green).

I have never been to South Carolina's capitol city (i.e., Columbia).

The following are NOT correct:

You may choose any color you like (e.g. red, blue, or green).

I have never been to South Carolina's capitol city (i.e. Columbia).

You may choose any color you like (eg, red, blue, or green).

I have never been to South Carolina's capitol city (ie, Columbia).

You may choose any color you like (eg red, blue, or green).

I have never been to South Carolina's capitol city (ie Columbia).

(Sorry, I misspelled "capitol" and used "and" where an "or" ought to have been! Wish I could've just edited the original post...)
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