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In linking sentences, explanation has the function of explaining a point made previously, and we can do this in three ways:
a) By expanding and clarifying its meanings. We can use expressions like 'that is', 'that is to say', 'i.e.';
b) By giving a more precise description: 'namely', 'viz.';
c) By giving an illustration: 'for example', 'for instance', 'e.g.'.
"When you go to see a dentist for the first time, it is important to bring your medical history along. That is, your records from your previous doctor."
"A graduate’s ability to fit into a job can be evaluated by using role-play before one even applies for a position. For example, you could use role-play with your colleagues, to see how you react to different situation in a job."
Note: the abbreviations i.e., viz. and e.g. are in Latin and they are mainly found in formal written text. When you read the respective text aloud, you will normally say:
- for i.e.: ‘that is’,
- for viz.: ‘namely’ and
- for e.g.: ‘for example’
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