Period at the End of a Sentence
A period is used at the end of a sentence. It is used to make a statement.
- My name is Bill.
- I am 24 years old.
- I live in Seattle.
- I am a teacher.
Period after a Single Word
Sometimes a single word can be a complete sentence.
Period in Abbreviated Words
A period is used in abbreviated words or shortened words. Many words can be abbreviated. These are a few common examples.
Period in Numbers
Periods used in numbers are called decimal points. Decimal points separate a whole number and a fraction of a whole number. It is used when referring to temperature and money.
The book is $10.99. ($10.99 = ten dollars and ninety-nine cents)
Normal body temperature is 98.6 Fahrenheit. (98.6 = ninety-eight point six)