We will study how to use periods (.) in this lesson. Let's look at the different ways that we use periods when we write in English.
1. At the end of a sentence
- She is my sister.
- It is good.
- We used to go to school together.
2. After a single word
3. For abbreviations
We only use these when writing.
Here is a list of the common abbreviations that everybody should know. These are used for people, streets, days, and months.
Note: The month of May does not have an abbreviation because it is only three letters.
|Doctor /Dr.||Street / St.|
|Road / Rd.||Avenue / Ave.|
|Boulevard /Blvd.||Monday / Mon.|
|Tuesday / Tues.||Wednesday / Wed.|
|Thursday / Thurs.||Friday / Fri.|
|Saturday / Sat.||Sunday / Sun.|
|January / Jan.||February / Feb.|
|March / Mar.||April / Apr.|
|June / Jun.||July / Jul.|
|August / Aug.||September / Sept.|
|October / Oct.||November / Nov.|
|December / Dec.|
Punctuation is essential for writing in English. Punctuation helps you express your thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a way that is easy for the reader to understand.
- I have $5.45.
- The price increased by 5.25%.
- It is 28.7 degrees Celsius.