Full Stop

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Human beings have built some amazing things.

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Whether they are monuments...

Or machines.

The one thing we need to build all of these things is a toolbox!

Punctuation Marks are the toolbox of the English language.

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Like a toolbox helps us take apart and join bigger pieces to build or fix something.

We use Punctuation Marks to separate sentences and make them easier to understand.

That’s how many punctuation marks the English language has!

The Full Stop is one such Punctuation Mark.

You might also know it as a period.

We use a Full Stop to end a sentence when the sentence is not a question or exclamation.

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They work like the saw in a toolbox to cut sentences to the desired length.

We use it to end a sentence that is logical and has a complete thought.

For example, “Delhi is the capital of India.”

Here, the sentence would be incomplete without the “.” at the end.

Let’s look into the use of full stops.

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In the sentence, “Pick up your books.”

We use a full stop to end the command given, which is, to pick up the books.

Full stops are also used when someone asks an indirect question.

For example, “ My friend asked me why I was late today.”

Here, instead of using a question mark (?), we use a full stop (.)

It is also common to use full stops after certain abbreviations.

For example, ‘Professor’ becomes ‘Prof.’

And the word ‘Doctor’, becomes ‘Dr.’

We must remember to use full stops especially when we are writing a lot of sentences.

This makes them easy to read and understand.

Let us go through Full Stops again!

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Full Stops are one kind of Punctuation Mark.

We use them to end a sentence that makes logical sense.

They are also used at the end of a command or an indirect question.

Abbreviations also often end with a full stop.

That's all Folks!

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