RULES FOR FULL STOP (Period):
- Period is used at the end of an affirmative sentence.
Example: I go to school everyday.
- Period is used to end orders.
Give me the book.
Leave me alone.
- Period is not used if the sentence ends with a question or an exclamation mark.
Did you do your homework?
What a mess!
- Periods are also used in abbreviations.
Mrs. Williamson, 45 lbs., C.N.B.C., etc., e.g., i.e.
- Don't use a period for acronyms.
UN (United Nations), NATO (North American Treaty Organization)
- Periods are also used after an initial in a person's name.
Examples: Susan B. Anthony, C.S. Lewis
- Periods are also used in decimals.
Directions: Identify if the sentences given below are punctuated correctly or incorrectly. Write your own examples for each of the punctuation rules given above.