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Learn Punctuation Rules in Grammar: How to use the period. (Full Stop)

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In today’s lesson we will talk about the punctuation called the period or it's alternate name full stop.

The period or full stop main function is to end a sentence or provide a pause. 
Other uses are:
In numbers like decimals:
The window is 1.73 meters high.
The average price of groceries increased by 3.2%.
In abbreviations such as:
etc., Jan. ,Nov., Ave.,a.m., p.m
et cetera, January, November,Avenue, ante meridian, prime meridian
In the United States we use after titles such as:
Mr., Mrs, Ms., and Dr.
Mister, Misses, Miss, and Doctor
For websites such as ours at:
And of course as stated before to end a sentence.
For example:
I went to the park with my daughter Julie.
Periods are key to sentences, as they are essentially where you take a breath.
The next use are for sentences that are used to instruct or command.
For example:
Take the clothes out of the washer and put into the dryer.
Close the door behind you.
Periods can also be used at the end of a sentence that contains an indirect question.
For example:
Sonia asked Lorraine why she was late for work.
My brother often wondered why I eat pickles.
I have something to ask you.
Remember as well with the use of periods:
  1.  Use a period at the end of a complete sentence that is a statement.
  2.  If the last item in the sentence is an abbreviation that ends in a period, do not follow it with another period.
  3. Question marks and exclamation points replace and eliminate periods at the end of a sentence.
  4. When writing or typing, after ending a sentence with a period, insert a single space before beginning the next sentence.

This article can also be viewed on https://youtu.be/kcgx3qEryfk

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