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Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.Antoine Rivarol
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) That is; in other words; that is to say.
- The three U.S. states on the west coast (i.e. Washington, Oregon, and California) have favorable climates.
- Use i.e. to explain or clarify a statement by either (exhaustively) listing options or by rephrasing the previous statement.
- Often confused with e.g.
- American English demands a comma after i.e.; in British English comma does not follow i.e. 
- Opinion is mixed about whether the abbreviation should be italicized, or whether there should be a separating non-breaking space as in i. e..
- ie: is often found in current usage, and is perhaps now considered acceptable.
- id est (that is; in other words)