Full StopThe full stop or the period (.) is the strongest punctuation in the English language. It indicates, when used at the end of a sentence, a strong pause. Look at the following examples.
- Let’s go home.
- I like this notepad.
- Read this book.
- I will go home.
- After abbreviations like etc., a.m., p.m.
- After words like “Goodbye.” “All right.”
- Goodbye. I will see you soon.
- Hi Amit. How are you?
- All right. Let’s finish this by Thursday.
- After titles like Mr., Mrs., Dr. etc.
- After decimal points like:
- The sales fell by 6.3% this week.
- The share market index rose by 5.1% this quarter.
- He drank and drank...and then drank some more.
- “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, ...”