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Full stops

Full stops (.) – Close sentences

It is the basic notion of English that all sentences end with a full stop (.). Full stops are used to close a sentence. The new sentence that follows must always begin with a capital letter.

  • I left for work. I got home at 20:00.
  • Your mother would like to speak to you.
  • Patrick has been out all day.
  • I love going to the theme park.
  • We play computer games all day. I don’t think my parents would be happy.

Full stops (.) – Abbreviations 

It is correct implementation to insert a full stop after an abbreviation to replace the missing letters.

  • Mr. Silver is waiting for you.
  • Dr. Cooper will see you shortly.
  • Mrs. Anderson works at the local school.
  • My name is Dr. Andrew D. Patrick.

Full stops (.) – Emphasis 

Full stops can be used for emphasising elements in a sentence by creating multiple sentences, that normally wouldn’t require a full stop.

  • Did you not hear me? I. live. In. London. Got that?
  • World War II was a Real. Nasty. War.
  • This. Is. My. Company.
  • Do. Not. Talk. To. Me.

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