Full stops are used:
The full stop ( . ) - Easy Learning Grammar
- to mark the end of a sentence
- Let’s have some lunch.
- I have to catch a bus in ten minutes.
- to mark the end of a sentence fragment
- Are you cold? – Yes, a bit.
- Do you like this sort of music? Not really.
- in initials for people’s names, although this practice is becoming less frequent
|J.K. Rowling||Iain M. Banks|
|M.C. Hammer||Ronald G. Hardie|
- after abbreviations, although this practice is becoming less frequent.
- P.S. Do pop in next time you’re passing.
- She’s moved to the I.T. department
- R.S.V.P. to Helen Douglas on 01234 676240.
- The U.S. government reacted strongly to the accusation.
- Re. your suggestion that we shorten the lunch hour, could we arrange a quick meeting to discuss the various options?
- Prof. John Johansson will be speaking on the subject of ‘Discourse in the Electronic Age’.
- Flight BA 345: dep. 09.44 arr. 11.10.
|Dr McDonald||St Mary’s School|
|41, Douglas Rd||Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd|
- Note that full stops are not used in many common sets of initials,
- Did you see that programme on BBC 2 last night?
- The government has promised more funding for the NHS.
- Fear grips global stock markets
- Teaching grammar as a liberating force
- Wuthering Heights
- He asked if the bus had left.
- Will you open your books on page 14.
- I wonder what’s happened.
- She asked him where he was going.
In American English, the full stop is called a period.PreviousNext