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    Hello!
    A question about tables:
    Should I put a dot at the end of the box in tables, in case I have a complete sentence or several complete sentences in the box?

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    Re: Tables

    I'm not sure what you mean, but I would advise putting a full stop at the end of every sentence (unless it's a question or exclamation).

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    Re: Tables

    Response

    The comment on organization of activities and testing stages is accepted.

    What I mean is this. (Actually it doest not show the actual table here).
    Box 1 = response
    Box 2 = the sentence below
    No dot is required after "Response", right?
    What about the sente in the lower box?
    To dot or not dot?

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    Re: Tables

    No dot is required after "Response", right?
    Right. But I call it a full stop.
    The sentence needs a full stop.

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    Re: Tables

    Yes, I know it is called "full stop" in BrE; and "period", in AmE. "Dot" is like a term used in the internet addresses, I thought it was more universal for the above purpose.
    Thank you for your advice.

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    Re: Tables

    It you have a sentence in a table, use a full-stop. If you have a table full of single words, full-stops everywhere will look bad. If you have a table that has both, any decision is going to involve inconsistency - it might be possible to redesign the table. Editors and book-designers are forever arguing about this.

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    Re: Tables

    Thanks a lot. We, interpreters and translators, are ever arguing about it too.

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