Asked in Languages and Cultures
If etc is at the end of a sentence in parentheses is there 2 periods?
This sentence is an example of correct usage (and you can tell your friends, enemies, etc.). ...
Asked in Sentence and Word Structure, Periods Exclamation Points and Question Marks, Declarative and Interrogative Sentences
What do three periods at the end of a sentence mean?
Three periods at the end of a sentence is called an ellipses. It means that the statement continues as understood by the writer and reader. Usually the term etc is used. ...
Should there be one or two periods when etc ends a sentence?
One period. The period in etc. also functions as the period for the end of the sentence. ...
Asked in Example Sentences
Is is correct to put a period after etc then close the parenthesis then a period outside the parenthesis at the end of a sentence?
Actually it should look like this (cars, airplanes, trains, etc.). But if the sentence ends with an abbreviation, the single period will serve to end the sentence, as in cars, airplanes, trains, etc. You do not use double periods. You can, however, use a question mark or exclamation point after a period that ends a sentence. Were you talking about cars, airplanes, trains, etc.? If this looks unusual, it is because abbreviations, such as etc., are generally avoided at the ends of sentences. ...
If 'etc.' is at the end of a sentence are there 2 periods?
no, there is only one. ================== I can't think of any example where ending a sentence with two periods would be necessary. Not even following the last word in a sentence that is being quoted within parentheses would I expect one to employ two periods. One, I humbly submit, is all that's ever needed. ------------------------- Placing more than one punctuation mark at the end of a sentence is superfluous. It is a rule of punctuation that there be only one form of "end punctuation" to a...
Do you put a period after etc if it is not at the end of the sentence?
Yes. Etc. is an abbreviation. yes yes yes yes yes
When do you use with etc with 3 periods versus 1 period?
Etc. is an abbreviation of et cetera or etcetera. Etc., not e.t.c., is the correct grammatical abbreviation. I hope your periods etc. stop fighting each other. ...
If an interrogative quote is at the end of a declarative sentence how do you end the sentence EX He responded with what about.?
One 'full stop' punctuation mark (i.e., a period, question mark, or exclamation point) at the end of a sentence is sufficient, whether it is within or outside of a quote, parentheses, etc. Anything more is just unnecessary clutter. ...
Do you put another period at the end of a sentence that ends in the word etc?
Et cetera is abbreviated to etc. No second period is needed but you will sometimes find one anyway. ...
Asked in Declarative and Interrogative Sentences , Exclamatory and Imperative Sentences, Bars, Clubs, and Lounges
How do you put lounge in a sentence?
How do you put "lounge" in a sentence? I(/He/They/She/The wizard/etc.) went to the lounge. I(/He/They/She/The wizard/etc.) out the (object) in the lounge. I(/He/They/She/The wizard/etc.) set the lounge on fire. Would you(/He/They/She/The wizard/etc.) like to go to the lounge? Meet me(/He/They/She/The wizard/etc.) in the lounge. There are also many other possibilities. ...
Asked in Jobs & Education, Pronouns, Periods Exclamation Points and Question Marks, Declarative and Interrogative Sentences
Is it proper to use at at the end of a question?
No. You can never end a sentence with a preposition. Prepositions relate to place and/or time, examples being words like "at", "on", "in", "under", "during", "with", "while", etc. ...