Latin Abbreviations

Latin abbreviations are sprinkled throughout texts we read everyday.

Abbreviation           LatinEnglish
e.g.exempli gratia          for example
et aliiand others ceteraand so forth, and so on estthat is
N.B.nota benenote well scriptumpostscript

N.B. Be careful not to confuse "e.g." with "i.e."

Latin abbreviations are appropriate in footnotes, bibliographies, and informal writing (e.g., in parentheses).

In formal writing, use the English equivalent of the abbreviation.

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Because these Latin abbreviations are commonplace in the English language, it is not necessary to italicize them.