E.G. Meaning: What Does E.G. Mean? & Useful Conversation Examples

What does E.G. mean? Find out the definition and usage of this internet slang word with ESL infographic and useful texting conversations in English. Learn how and when to use this texting abbreviation to enlarge your vocabulary word and improve your English conversations.

E.G. Meaning

What Does E.G. Mean?

The term ‘for example’ gets abbreviated as ‘e.g.’ in most text messages and/or even professional articles in magazines such a ‘The New York Times.’

Origin of E.G.

The abbreviation ‘e.g.’ is from the Latin expression ‘exempli gratia’ and means ‘for the sake of an example’ or more commonly ‘for example’.

Conversation Examples

Here are some examples of ‘e.g.’ being used:

Example 1

  • Texter 1: Hey do you like fruit?
  • Texter 2: Yeah.
  • Texter 1: I like apples best.
  • Texter 2: I like everything e.g. bananas, oranges, mango, and so on.
  • Texter 1: Awesome.

A simple conversation between friends and talking about different fruits. One friend explains she likes all fruit and gives an example of some of the many types.

Example 2

  • Girl Texter: Hey babe.
  • Guy Texter: How are you doing?
  • Girl Texter: Fine.
  • Guy Texter: lol I love you and everything about you.
  • Girl Texter: lol Oh really and why is that?
  • Guy Texter: Well e.g. your eyes and how sweet you are.

While talking a guy tells his girlfriend he loves her and she wants to know why. So he gives her some examples like her eyes and sweet personality.

  • lol – Laugh Out Loud

Example 3

Public Post About Trash Service: Remember only trash in your trash cans. No electric items e.g. televisions, radios, computer monitors, and so on.

Companies will also use ‘e.g.’ when giving the public information regarding things like, what you shouldn’t place inside your trash can.

E.G. Meaning Infographic


Learn more about the difference between i.e. vs e.g. in English with useful rules and examples.

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