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What is the difference between the abbreviation i.e., and e.g. The abbreviation i.e. (i.e., that is) is often confused with other abbreviations (e.g., e.g.). The i.e. generally is used to introduce matter that is explanatory as opposed to being the name of an example or list of examples. If you can say for example as a substitute for the abbreviation, you want to use e.g., not i.e. Do not italicize or underline these abbreviations. What is the difference between abbreviations and acronyms? There is a difference between acronyms and abbreviations. An acronym is usually formed by taking the first initials of a phrase or compounded-word and using those initials to form a word that stands for something. Thus NATO, which we pronounce NATOH, is an acronym for North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and LASER (which we pronounce "lazer"), is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. FBI, then, is not really an acronym for the Federal Bureau of Investigation; it is an abbreviation. AIDS is an acronym; HIV is an abbreviation. URL is an abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locator (World Wide Web address), but many people pronounce it as "Earl," making it a true acronym, and others insist on pronouncing it as three separate letters, "U * R * L," thus making it an abbreviation What is a fact? A fact is a statement that can be proved true through objective evidence. This evidence may be physical proof or the testimony of witness (spoken or written) What is an opinion? An opinion is a statement that can not be objectively proved true or false. Opinions usually express beliefs, feelings, judgements that a person may have on or about a subject. What is imaginative writing? Imaginative writing means creative writing. Creative writngs include novels, short stories, a piece of writing dealing with fictional situation. It can also be a poem. Which are the three common purposes of communication? The three common purposes of communication are: To inform To persuade To entertain
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Which factors show that your reading comprehension is not good? Reading speed and comprehension are related. If you are not an experienced reader then reading faster can make your comprehention slow. Moreover, vocalisation i.e., reading words aloud can also make you comprehend less. Which things should be kept in mind while reading? As a skilled reader you must recognize the writer's purpose, tone and attitude. What is practical writing? Practical writing deals mainly with facts. It may be a report, an account or someone expressing his opinion on a particular matter, a series of instruction or a set of statistics What does "making inferences" mean? You are familiar with the expression “to read between the lines”, which means that you pick
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ECON 501 taught by Professor Ibrar during the Spring '11 term at University of the Punjab.

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