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Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  December 12, 2011, 9:02pm  •  3 votes

I agree about the appearance of two bits of punctuation together, but the comma is there for a different reason. The dots on eg are just to tell you it's an abbreviation, but all readers know that, so

Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  November 20, 2011, 6:32am  •  1 vote

I will be sticking with the no dots in my publications. On the subject of italicization of foreign words, in my case it is usually Latin plant or animal names, and I always use italics for clarity, to

Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  November 11, 2011, 3:56pm  •  0 vote

I'm with dave. The dots are correct but these days why bother? Everyone understands, and it saves some time. On the other hand, publishing programs tend to correct these 'errors' with or without write