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Do you use i.e. or e.g. often in your writing? Take this quiz to test your understanding of these two abbreviations. If you need a refresher on these commonly confused terms, read about the differences between i.e. and e.g..

How did you do? Share your results in the comments!

56 Comments

  1. Edgar -  December 8, 2016 - 10:49 pm

    Good great information! I got 4 fo 5, I feel proud

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    • Michelle -  December 10, 2016 - 9:50 am

      Embarrassingly, I only got 3 out of 5. I guess I need to refresh my writing skills.

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      • Person -  December 12, 2016 - 12:13 pm

        Actually, that’s pretty good if you aren’t a grammar nazi (me)

        Reply
  2. jetoler -  December 7, 2016 - 10:18 pm

    I got 0 out of 5…

    Reply
  3. Mckenzie -  December 6, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    2/5 I’m really baD, BUT IT wAS HaRD

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    • Jacqueline -  December 6, 2016 - 8:36 pm

      It is really hard. 2/5

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      • Reiner -  December 7, 2016 - 1:46 pm

        not really. 5/5 didn’t even cheat
        i.e means ‘for example’ while e.g means ‘such as’
        if you know this then this quiz is easy

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    • julie -  December 11, 2016 - 10:02 pm

      YUP………………… I got 3/5 , I agree it was very hard

      Reply
  4. SAVC85 -  December 3, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    i.e. = id est = that is
    e.g. = exempli gratia = for example

    All you have to do is look it up and you’ll know.

    Between Google and Wikipedia how can people not be correct?

    Aaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh!!!

    Reply
  5. Yul Saharig -  November 29, 2016 - 9:17 am

    THANKS, very helpful and useful

    Reply
  6. Ashton McKean -  November 28, 2016 - 12:58 pm

    5/5 perfect score! FIRST TRY!!!

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    • Gregory -  December 6, 2016 - 2:19 pm

      Very nice but no need to boast, brother.

      Reply
  7. DJA TEM -  November 28, 2016 - 11:20 am

    I love this

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  8. PlanNine16 -  November 20, 2016 - 3:41 pm

    5/5 and perfetto! i.e. is the one I use most often but sometimes I overuse i.e. – oh well.

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    • anonymous -  November 23, 2016 - 5:11 pm

      2/5

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      • raeem alsaleh -  December 4, 2016 - 10:06 am

        hi

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      • Ghyjgyj hgdnhfsgn -  December 6, 2016 - 1:11 pm

        I don’t know what you guys are talking about

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    • 시현(she is 11 yrs, living in South Korea), lover of High School Musical. -  November 23, 2016 - 10:36 pm

      me too! i’m 5/5 “PlanNine16″!

      Reply
    • Bad Speler -  November 30, 2016 - 7:46 am

      2/5 ☹

      Reply
  9. neyamari blackwell -  November 11, 2016 - 11:11 pm

    I am 8 years old and got all 5 right in ie or eg whatever it is called

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    • AAAAAAAAA -  November 17, 2016 - 5:56 pm

      5/5

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    • Dragontamer11 -  November 19, 2016 - 5:54 am

      I got 5/5 so easy I’m ten

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    • Summer -  December 10, 2016 - 2:24 pm

      I’m 5 yrs old – i.e. a young child – and I got them al rite, to. But momy sayz i kood work on my spelink.

      Reply
  10. Me -  November 11, 2016 - 6:55 pm

    I got 5\5 .l am thankful to Allah

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  11. Lillian -  November 10, 2016 - 1:38 pm

    This was so easy I got 5/5 and I am just 9 XD

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    • someone -  November 10, 2016 - 4:28 pm

      i got 5000000 out of 5 yay

      Reply
  12. OwlKila1 -  November 9, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    I’m 28 and I got 6/5. I’m very proud of myself

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    • Connikins -  November 19, 2016 - 1:35 pm

      Lol! That’s impressive

      Reply
    • Blueberry -  November 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

      I’m proud of you too…

      Reply
  13. NINI -  November 6, 2016 - 4:16 am

    4 out of 5 I’m impressed with myself

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  14. Behzod -  November 4, 2016 - 6:32 am

    5/5

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    • Dragontamer11 -  November 6, 2016 - 4:18 am

      5/5 IM A BOSS!!!!! btw,I’m ten

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      • aa -  November 9, 2016 - 10:21 am

        sike!

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      • k -  November 10, 2016 - 12:11 pm

        I’m 9 and I got 5/5

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        • Gagagoogoo -  November 14, 2016 - 7:59 am

          I’m an infant and got 8/5

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  15. Sayra -  October 15, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    3 out 5, I guess this is why they call it a pop quiz! This was just guessing not completely sure.

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    • Diamond StarGaze -  October 17, 2016 - 11:05 pm

      Same with me too.

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      • EZ KIDZ -  October 20, 2016 - 1:16 am

        5/5

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    • Buttface(not my real name) -  October 19, 2016 - 4:25 pm

      Got 1/5 I don’t even know wat is i.g. or e.g. I’m only 10 years old

      Reply
      • JJ -  October 20, 2016 - 5:26 pm

        I’m 9 and I got perfect

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        • Emily -  November 6, 2016 - 2:27 am

          Me too, I’m 9 and I got 5/5.

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      • Lulu -  November 13, 2016 - 8:31 pm

        yeah same here…

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  16. Lucia -  October 13, 2016 - 9:46 pm

    I got it

    Reply
  17. espinosa -  October 13, 2016 - 6:55 am

    now im wondering the

    Reply
  18. FORTUNE MASIIWA -  October 13, 2016 - 12:02 am

    THIS IS INTERESTING

    Reply
  19. George Ambrose -  October 7, 2016 - 9:19 am

    It took me all of 55 years to get this.

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    • Mariah -  October 10, 2016 - 5:59 am

      I almost made it

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      • Mingjun Li -  October 12, 2016 - 11:32 am

        5/5

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    • sutthidol -  October 12, 2016 - 4:10 pm

      It took you 55 years !?

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    • L -  October 14, 2016 - 9:02 pm

      hey!it is so freaking easy.
      i played it one time and got all right.
      SO FREAKING SIMPLE….!!!!??

      Reply
    • Tammara Olden -  October 17, 2016 - 6:47 am

      Same here

      Reply
    • It took me 61!!!! -  October 18, 2016 - 8:15 am

      I’m still not sure I have it straight in my mind!

      Reply
  20. Luna Was Here -  October 6, 2016 - 7:20 pm

    Love this :)

    -Luna

    Reply
  21. Zak -  October 4, 2016 - 6:24 pm

    Hell yeah 8/8 yeh boii

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    • dharmishta -  October 11, 2016 - 2:53 am

      got 5/5 yeah !!!!
      I already knew the meaning of it

      Reply
  22. clem stubbs -  October 4, 2016 - 12:08 am

    I want to learn more

    Reply

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