Unit 11.1

Dot

Introduction

The ‘.‘ mark has got three names (a dot, a full stop, a point) and several usages according to each name.

Form

The mark ‘.‘ has different names, according to where it is used.

  • Dot
  • Point
  • Full stop

Example

 

  • in computing
    • example@gmail.com
    • youtube.com
    • www.wikipedia.org
  • in abbreviations¬† and acronyms
    • U.S.A.
    • etc.

Use

We use a dot:

    • in computing: between the elements in folder names, codes and website addresses, normally before ‘com’ or ‘org’;
    • In abbreviations after the last letter;
    • in acronyms after every letter (Only if necessary. Most acronyms do not have dots).

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