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Punctuation - Period

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
  • Hello.
  • Stop.
  • Come.
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.

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.

Note: The month of May does not have an abbreviation because it is only three letters.

4. Numbers
  • I have $5.45.
  • The price increased by 5.25%.
  • It is 28.7 degrees Celsius.
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.

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