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    frogboxer is offline Junior Member
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    Default Omission of sentence-ending punctuation with abbreviations

    I've noticed that, especially in the UK, sentences don't end in terminal punctuation when sentence-ending abbreviations are used:


    Examples


    She bought pens, pencils, paper, etc


    Attending the meeting will be John Doe, Jane Doe, et al


    Is it correct to omit the sentence-ending punctuation in these?


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    Default Re: Omission of sentence-ending punctuation with abbreviations

    No, it isn't.

    It's mandatory to end every sentence with a punctuation mark.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Omission of sentence-ending punctuation with abbreviations

    Could you cite some examples of this, excluding typos on the web, please?

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