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English grammar nonsense 

Today I learned that most style guides, especially those that focus on American English, recommend or require putting a comma after i.e. and e.g. (e.g., like this) and boy do I hate it (i.e., you already have *two* full stops, why do you need to add a comma??)

(Also are those technically full stops, or are they just periods? I don't actually know the difference, if any)

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English grammar nonsense 

@cincodenada they indicate an abbreviation, much as we have pretty much stopped doing with capitalised abbreviations- I.B.M., C.N.N, etc. If you write "for example" instead of "e.g.", the comma makes sense. I like it and use it, but I am also a devotee of the Oxford comma...

English grammar nonsense 

@cincodenada "Full stop" is just Commonwealth English for "period".

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