Full stop – how to use them

Definition

The full stop is a punctuation mark indicating a strong pause. It is used most commonly at the end of a complete sentence like this one.

Examples

  • This is a short sentence. This is another.
  • It happened suddenly in 1996.
  • There are two reasons for this (in my opinion).

Use

The full stop is the strongest mark of punctuation. It is sometimes called the period.