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Grammar Greatness: the Full Stop (hey, we call it a Period in the USA).

October 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Grammar Greatness: the Full Stop (hey, we call it a Period in the USA).

Punctuation is simply how you make your writing read more like how you speak. If the Comma is a pause for breath, and the Semi-colon is a long pause for breath, then the Full Stop is a complete halt to your words. It’s the red light on a set of traffic lights. The Full Stop is also called the Period (the period is a rather old-fashioned term: it’s what William Shakespeare called the term in his plays – it’s also the term still used in the USA). You add a Full Stop to the end of a sentence like this: Examples. My first sentence. My first sentence. My second sentence. […]

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