Avoid obscure non-English words and abbreviations#
Some non-English words and abbreviations might be unfamiliar to some users. Latin abbreviations in particular, like i.e., e.g., and etc., are unnecessarily vague. The following table lists terms and abbreviations to avoid, and their preferred alternatives.
|Non-English word||English alternative|
|e.g.||for example, such as|
|etc.||and so on|
|per, as per||
according to, by way of
Note: The use of per to mean for each is acceptable and is preferable to using a slash mark.
|vs.||versus, or an appropriate term|