# What is wrong with using e.g.? [duplicate]

I am currently using devd/Academic-Writing-Check for my master thesis in computer science. One thing it complains about is the usage of e.g.. What is wrong with that?

For example, I wrote:

1. In the case of many classes (e.g. 1000~classes of ImageNet) ...
2. This threshold can either be set automatically (e.g. such that 10% of all pairs are above the threshold) or semi-automatically ...
3. \item Color space (e.g. RGB, HSV)

• I've heard at least one source say something like, "No one studies Latin anymore, so younger people don't know what that means". I personally say screw that advice. – Daniel R. Collins Apr 15 '17 at 16:20
• Without reading the text, it's difficult to say: maybe you misused e.g. in place of i.e., or you didn't put a comma after e.g., or simply the authors of that app thought that using such kind of abbreviations is not nice. – Massimo Ortolano Apr 15 '17 at 16:22
• Who knows? Ask whoever wrote that software, don't just accept their views as absolute truth... – user89134 Apr 15 '17 at 16:35
• The regex in the fixAbbr method (in checkwriting file) definitely wants a comma after e.g. i.stack.imgur.com/3g4cB.png – Martin Smith Apr 15 '17 at 20:07
• There is an "English Language and Usage" Stack Exchange site which is perhaps a better fit for your question than this site. That said, (1) in my opinion what you wrote is definitely fine as it is, and it would also be fine with a comma after e.g. in each case; (2) grammar advice given by a regex string matcher can be useful, but should be taken with a grain of salt. – Anonymous Apr 15 '17 at 20:16