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FULL STOPS. EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT. FULL STOP – STRONGEST PUNCTUATION MARK. It makes a definite pause. Used at the end of all sentences that are NOT questions or exclamation. A sentence is a word or group of words, which makes complete sense on its own. SENTENCE EXAMPLES.

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Full stops

FULL STOPS

EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT


Full stop strongest punctuation mark

FULL STOP – STRONGEST PUNCTUATION MARK

  • It makes a definite pause.

  • Used at the end of all sentences that are NOT questions or exclamation.

  • A sentence is a word or group of words, which makes complete sense on its own.


Sentence examples

SENTENCE EXAMPLES

  • The witch stirred the cauldron.

  • Stop.

  • Hello.

  • Sentences usually have a noun and a verb but they can, sometimes, consist of only one word.


Full stops

Remember Capital Letters

When you have used a full

stop to end a sentence,

remember to start the next

sentence with a capital letter.


No full stops needed

NO FULL STOPS NEEDED:

  • Notices 

  • Lists 

  • Labels 


Use a full stop to shorten

Days of the week:

Sat. 14th

Sun. 30th

Months:

Feb. 16th

Nov. 12th

Titles

Prof. – Professor

Rev. – Reverend

Use a full stop to shorten:

Therefore:

Wednesday 21st April becomes ______________________

Friday 9th December becomes _______________________


Shortening words using full stops

SHORTENING WORDS USING FULL STOPS

  • Instead of writing some words in full you can cut them short, or “abbreviate” them, by just writing some of the letters, or just the first (initial) letters.

  • A full stop is used to show where letters have been left out, words shortened, or after initials.


Use full stops here

USE FULL STOPS HERE:

  • People’s names are often written as initials.

  • Joanna Jane Johnson

  • Shortened to: J.J.Johnson

  • Do NOT use Full Stop here:

  • UN  United Nations

  • USA  United States of America


Full stops

  • If an abbreviation comes at the end of a sentence, you don’t need to use two full stops.

  • EXAMPLE:

  • They bought the dog from the S.S.P.C.A.


Full stops

This is a very long sentence which does not make any sense. Can you put it right? There should be 5 full stops.

He trudged wearily along the dusty road his feet hurt and his head throbbed there was not a soul in sight for miles and he wondered what to do next then he saw someone waving at him at the top of the hill it was a tall man in a large hat


Three full stops ellipses

THREE FULL STOPS…(Ellipses)

  • You can use three full stops where part of a quotation or text is left out.

  • “Jack and Jill went up the hill… and Jill come tumbling after.”


Three full stops ellipses1

Three Full Stops(Ellipses)

  • You can also use three full stops to show where a sentence is unfinished.

  • “He hid behind the gravestone and…”


Full stops

  • It makes a definite pause

  • Strongest punctuation mark

  • Used at the end of all sentences that are NOT questions or exclamation.

  • Three full stops…(Ellipses)

  • You can use three full stops where part of a quotation or text is left out.

  • You can also use three full stops to show where a sentence is unfinished.

  • Instead of writing some words in full you can cut them short, or “abbreviate” them, by just writing some of the letters, or just the first (initial) letters.

  • A full stop is used to show where letters have been left out, words shortened, or after initials.


Full stops

  • Use a full stop to shorten days of the week, months of the year, peoples’ names and titles.

  • If an abbreviation comes at the end of a sentence, you don’t need to use two full stops.

  • You don’t need full stops in lists, notices or labels.


Full stops

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