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Today you are going to learn about periods an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Periods

Definition of a period.
  • A period looks like this:


  • A period is:
  • also called a full stop, or full point
  • commonly placed at the end of several different types of sentences
  • used after abbreviations, such as Mr., Dr., Mrs., Ms. 
  • used after initials; A. A. Milne, George W. Bush.
Period Examples
  • The United States of America is located on the continent of North America.
  • There are 50 states in the U.S. Forty-eight of the states form the contiguous United States.
  • The U.S. borders on Canada to the north, and Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
  • On the east coast, the U.S. is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west coast it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.
  • To the northwest of Canada is the state of Alaska.
  • The state of Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean, southwest of California.
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Periods

Periods are used throughout writing in English.
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