"i.e." and Its Friends, Part 3

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These eight expressions are often used when something is being renamed or reiterated: i.e., that is, e.g., for example, to wit, namely, for instance, in other words The punctuation depends upon where they are in the sentence and/or what follows them. There are six rules; so we will do a few at a time. AT THE END OF THE SENTENCE AFTER THE SENTENCE HAS FINISHED When the sentence has completely finished and the appositive is used to rename the subject of the sentence, use a dash before the parenthetical. ...Her ideas were rejected by all of those who were in attendance -- for example, her tax reform proposal. ...We all tried to come to the aid of the man who was injured -- that is, everyone in my car. Happy punctuating! Margie