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
• 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.

## Exercises

External link to Dot: Point exercises (1198).

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