Pen on paper reading "i.e. or e.g." with "etc." drawn in red below.

I.e., E.g., Etc.

Latin may be a dead language, but many of its words and phrases flourish in modern English. The most common Latin borrowing might be an abbreviation: the all-purpose etc., short for et cetera, “and others of the same kind.”

Extreme closeup of part of a dictionary entry for the phrase "mass noun"

Chicago Style Workout 71: Nouns

There’s more to nouns than people, places, and things. Some nouns are countable, and some are not. Most nouns are common, but some are proper. There are mass nouns and collective nouns, attributive nouns and nouns that can function as verbs. Some even take on adverbial roles.