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kenny4528

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Mandarin, Taiwan
Hi there, do you find the use of "for e.g." strange?

Prepaid air-conditioning units are programmed into room key cards, deducted while in use and can be split up over the entire period of stay. For e.g. should you purchase 12-hours for use over a 2 night stay, if you only use 6 hours on the 1st night of your stay, you have a balance of 6 hours for use on the 2nd night of your stay.
I'd use either for example or e.g. Do you agree?
 
  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    I find it 'erroneous' rather than 'strange', Ken. I expect the writer imagines that e.g. means 'example'.
     

    kenny4528

    Senior Member
    Mandarin, Taiwan
    I find it borderline wrong, definitely to be avoided.
    Also, can someone tell me how to add the correct and wrong icons to posts?
    You mean these two :tick::cross:?
    If so you can go into advanced pattern and you can see a smiley icon on the top of the pad. Drag it down then you can see Cross and Tick.
     

    Lozenger60

    Member
    English - Australia
    E.g. = for example.
    Therefore, in your sentence, the author is basically saying "for for example". This is the reason why it sounds erroneous - it is! :)
     
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