Punctuation : Full Stop

The Full Stop is also referred to as a period or point or full point. The primary use of this punctuation mark ( . ) is to make the end of a declarative sentence (one that states a fact) or an imperative sentence (one that gives a command or states a request).


Declarative sentence:

• People stopped visiting theatres after the rates were nearly doubled.

• Nell was dead.

• England formed an alliance with Germany.

Imperative Sentence:

• Please pass me the salt.

Full Stops are also used in few abbreviations: Sept., i.e., etc. and et al. among others.

The Full Stop can be used in abbreviation, but this practice is omitted in modern style.


• He has completed M.A.

• The U.N.O is not responsible for this kind of crime against humankind.

If a sentence ends with a question mark or an exclamation mark, one does not use a Full Stop after this, as the question mark or the exclamation mark already contains a Full Stop within itself.

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