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1.13 Latin terms

Beware of confusing and misusing the following abbreviations:

  • e.g.
    • for example
  • i.e.
    • that is, specifically, namely
  • etc.
    • and so on
  • et al.
    • and others
  • c., ca.
    • about, approximately
  • q.v.
    • see this word (in cross-references)

Note that the following Latin terms are not abbreviations and are never followed by a period unless they are placed at the end of a sentence:

  • ad
  • ad hoc
  • et
  • ex
  • finis
  • idem
  • in
  • infra
  • par
  • per
  • pro
  • re
  • sic
  • supra
  • via