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    a period after "U.S."

    I've been always wondering this...
    Could you tell me whether you need a period when the sentence ends with words, which is abbriviated using a period, like "U.S." or "Dept."?

    A. I was born in the U.S.
    B. I was born in the U.S..

    A. He belongs to the Clinical Research Dept.
    B. He belongs to the Clinical Research Dept..

    Which is correct?

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    Re: a period after "U.S."

    No, you should not add an extra period. In both your examples, sentence A is correctly punctuated.


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    Re: a period after "U.S."

    Thank you, rewboss!

    How about a comma and a colon?
    Is it OK to use them after a period?
    For example,

    - Application No.: 8531561

    - It was the Application No., not the Approval No.

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    Re: a period after "U.S."

    Yes, commas and colons can go after periods.


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    Re: a period after "U.S."

    I see, thank you!

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