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comma before and after 'i.e.' [abbreviation]: alternative, i.e.,...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Tobador, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Tobador New Member

    German
    Dear all,

    I am wondering if I should enclose i.e. in commas in below sentence or if just one comma before i.e. would be sufficient. Your help is greatly appreciated.

    In view of the fact that a test pressure of at least 50 bar would be indicated for bare tanks in this case, the working party favours the first alternative, i.e., reducing the filling ratio to 0.87 kg/l.

    Thank you!
     
  2. MJSinLondon Senior Member

    London
    English - UK (London)
    No comma is needed after i.e.

    By the way..........enclose i.e. in commas in the sentence below or...
     
  3. Tobador New Member

    German
    Thank you very much :)
     

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