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Punctuation: Full stop and question mark
The punctuation mark full stop (.) is used to close sentences. A new sentence that follows a full stop has a capital letter.
Full stops are also used in writing abbreviations. This is becoming less common in British English.
Examples are: oz. for ounce (s), Prof. for professor, i.e. for in other words and e.g. for for example.
Question marks (?) are used to close direct questions. A new sentence that follows a question mark has a capital letter.
Note that we do not use question marks after indirect questions.
The exclamation mark (!) is placed at the end of an utterance which is an exclamation or which merely expresses strong emotion.
See alsoFull stops, question marks and exclamation marks
Colon and semicolon
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