Asked • 04/23/19

Is "i.e." in this situation incorrect?

I.e. is used when we would like to use a situation as a kind of clarification. Suppose I was to write something like this: > Nano-boxes are used in medical science i.e. cancer treatment, where the nano-boxes are used to inject drugs into cells.The problem, however, is that I would like to refer to an example regarding the cells. How would I write it? Like this? "Nano-boxes are used in medical science i.e. cancer treatment, where the nano-boxes are used to inject drugs into cells i.e. cancer cells." However, I've been told that you cannot have an "i.e." within an "i.e." Are there suggestions on how to write it?

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Elaine B. answered • 04/23/19

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