Unit 11.1


Dot

Punctuation

The ‘.‘ mark has got three names depending on its use: a dot, a full stop, a point.

A dot

  1. In e-mail and web addresses before ‘com’
  2. In abbreviations after the last letter and in acronyms after every letter

A point

  1. In large numbers between every three digits beginning from the end
  2. in the hour between the number of hours and minutes

A full stop

  1. at the end of a sentence that is not a question or an exclamation.

A dot

  1. in e-mail and web addresses
    • melaname@gmail.com
    • youtube.com
    • facebook.com
  2. in abbreviations  and acronyms
    • U.S.A. 
    • etc.
    • ex.

A point

  1. in large numbers except for telephone numbers and the year
    • 1.000.000
    • 5.186.926
    • 3.832.864
  2. in the hour
    • 3.30
    • 8.23
    • 9.45

A full stop

  1. at the end of a sentence that is not a question or an exclamation
    • I like cats.
    • I hate you.  
    • This is it.   
  1. A dot in web addresses and some abbreviations to separate the elements
  2. A point in numbers to separate the thousands, hundreds and unities
  3. A full stop finishes a sentence

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