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Starting Sentences With I.E. or E.G.

A parenthetical statement that is a complete sentence should begin with a capital.

I used to debate this everytime I’d use i.e. or e.g. in my writing. Not anymore!

Right way:

E.g., this is a proper example.

I.e., something like this is correct.

Wrong way: 1

e.g., This is a bad example.

Apparently it is also good practice to include the comma.

  1. Sadly this is how I’ve usually written it, except I almost always left off the comma.