Unit 11.1

# Dot: Point

## Introduction

The dot has got three names (a **dot**, a **full stop**, a **point**) and several usages according to the each subtype.

Here we are focusing on the usages of **the point** only.

## Form

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

- Dot
**Point**- Full stop

In this section, we are only speaking about the point.

## Example

- Decimals
- 6
**.**5 - 1
**.**25 - 10
**.**8

- 6

- Large numbers
- 7.849
- 1.000.000
- 3.832.864

- in the time
- 8.23
- 9.45

## Use

We use a point:

- To separate the unities from the decimals in a fraction;
- In large numbers between every three digits beginning from the end, to spearate thousands, hundreds and unities. (Telephone numbers and years are not separated);
- To express the time: the point is placed between the number of hours and minutes.