Why Are A, E, I, O, U, And Y Called “Vowels”?In elementary school, we all learned the vowels of the English language: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y. But, what makes a vowel a vowel?
Origin of i.e.
From the Latin word id est
Can be confusede.g. i.e.
Definition for i.e. (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for i.e.
Word Origin for i.e.
Latin: that is (to say); in other words
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Culture definitions for i.e.
An abbreviation for id est, a Latin phrase meaning “that is.” It indicates that an explanation or paraphrase is about to follow: “Many workers expect to put in a forty-hour week — i.e., to work eight hours a day.” (Compare e.g.)
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