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Do You Know When To Use These Symbols in Your Business Writing? ~ 2013-1101


We use them often but are we using them correctly?  Do we know what they really mean?

e.g.    exempla gratia (for example, for the sake of)

i.e.     id est            (that is)

cf.      confer          (compare)

et al   et alii           (and others)

etc.    et cetera     (and so forth)

N.B.    nota bene  (note well)



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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