Full stop or period.


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    Post Full stop or period.

    Post by nuhru_1098 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:19 pm

    Full Stop or Period

    1. Use a full stop at the end of a sentence:

    The man arrived. He sat down.

    2. Use full stops with abbreviations (in an abbreviation the last letter of the word and of the abbreviation are not the same):

    Co. (Company)
    etc. (et cetera)
    M.P. (Member of Parliament)

    3. Do not use full stops with contractions (in a contraction the last letter of the word and of the contraction are the same):

    Ltd (Limited)
    Dr (Doctor)
    St (Saint)

    The rule about abbreviations and contractions is not followed by everyone. Sometimes it is a question of style. The important thing is to be consistent.

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