Omission of sentence-ending punctuation with abbreviations

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frogboxer

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


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• 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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Rover_KE

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No, it isn't.

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

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