May 6th 2012

Savvy Sunday

WHEN TO USE I.E. IN A SENTENCE

I.e. is an abbreviation of a latin phrase that carries the meaning of “that is”. It is used to CLARIFY a statement, rather than for LISTING EXAMPLES.

I.e. should be used when you want to explain what you just said in a different way – a definition, metaphor, or clarification.

E.g. is used to list a finite number of examples. For example, “I love wearing swimwear that reveal much of my body, e.g., speedo trunks, briefs, and bikinis.”

Parentheses or Commas?

Writing them as (e.g. blah, blah) or ,e.g., blah, blah are both acceptable. Most style guides recommend that you use a comma after e.g., even with the full-stop present.

CONCLUSION:

e.g. = examples

i.e. = clarification

This mini-article was referenced from The Oatmeal. Do check out their webpage for a more elaborate article on the proper usage of i.e. and e.g.

Have a Savvy Sunday! :)

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May 5th 2012

Ginger Nominated as Rising Star by CHINICT

Ginger has been nominated as a “Rising Star” by CHINICT, China’s largest conference on tech innovation and entrepreneurship. It will be held in Beijing for the 8th consecutive time on 24th and 25th May this year.

Ginger CEO, Netanel Jacobsson, will be speaking at the conference on invitation by Frank Nazikian, organizer of the event. This nomination will provide Ginger with immense exposure in the media, as well as a platform for networking with potential partners, customers, investors, R&D facilities and service providers.

Ginger Software is growing fast as a company and gaining serious traction on a global scale. TechCrunch will be running a live stream of the event so do catch it online!

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May 3rd 2012

T.G.I.F. (Truly, Ginger is free)

Here’s one of the more tricky words: kindergar__ (den/dan/ten/ton)?

Use Ginger Spell & Grammar Checker to find out which of these sentences is/are correct:

1. The world is a kind of kindergarden, where millions of children are trying to spell ‘God’ with the wrong blocks.

2. The world is a kind of kindergardan, where millions of children are trying to spell ‘God’ with the wrong blocks.

3. The world is a kind of kindergarten, where millions of children are trying to spell ‘God’ with the wrong blocks.

4. The world is a kind of kindergarton, where millions of children are trying to spell ‘God’ with the wrong blocks.

Take our poll on Ginger’s Facebook page to see how your spelling skills stack up against others!

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May 2nd 2012

May 2nd 2012

Word Wednesday

Today’s word is NARCISSISTIC.

Narcissistic: (adjective) Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance.

I guess everyone of us is narcissistic in our own special ways – though some ways are more annoying than others. It’s alright to worship love ourselves, but not excessively or to the point of being… narcissistic.

So I guess it’s perfectly acceptable to do this every now and then:

In the privacy of your own room, of course…

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