"i.e." and Its Friends, Part 4

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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. THE PARENTHETICAL AND THE APPOSITIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SENTENCE When any one of these combinations come in the middle of the sentence, put dashes around the combination and a comma after the parenthetical. ...We needed four -- that is, a yellow, red, blue, and green -- to complete the set. ...It was the most heinous crime -- to wit, murder -- that the neighborhood had ever experienced. Happy punctuating! Margie