I meant I was implying I didn't understand.
Some grammatical clarifications, not that I'm implying that you're ignorantly misusing the Queen's English.
I.e. vs E.g.
- I.e. (Latin, id est = "that is") - The abbreviation is used to express the sentiment "in other words." Usage: We went to a movie (i.e., "Star Wars"). In other words, the movie seen was "Star Wars."
- E.g. (Latin exempli gratia = "for example") - The abbreviation is used to suggest applicable examples. Usage: Let's go to a movie (e.g., "Star Wars"). Here, "Star Wars" is one among many movies you might go see. So, the e.g., could have been "Star Wars," "Jaws," or "Rocky," etc.
- Sympathize - the emotional affinity in which whatever affects one person affects another person
- Empathize - the ability to recognize and experientially feel the emotion of another, typically as a result of a prior similar experience (empathy typically encompasses sympathy)
- Presume - to believe something to be true without proof of non-contradictory evidence (e.g., The defendant is presumed innocent.)
- Assume - often used similarly, but assume means to suppose, postulate, or claim something is true without checking or confirming it
- Farther - refers to physical distance
- Further - refers to an extension of time or degree (It's "furthermore," never "farthermore.")
- Who - used when referring to the subject
- Whom - used when referring to the object (Use the he/him method to decide which pronoun is correct: He=Who & Him=Whom, for example, "Who kicked whom? He kicked him.") (see my previous post for more)
- Imply - for the giver of information to suggest indirectly; to put the suggestion into the message
- Infer - for the receiver of information to make a guess or conclusion in light of certain evidence; to take the suggestion out of the message (A speaker can imply, but a listener can only infer.)
- Alas - used to express sorrow or grief
- Alack - more old school way to say "alas"
- Regardless - without regard for or despite something
- Irregardless - commonly used the same way, though somewhat nonsensically, since the "ir" should be used for negation rendering the term a double negative meaning "not without regard for/to"