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Ending a sentence with an abbreviation and periods... ??

 
 
iGeo
 
Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 03:18 pm
If you end a sentence with an abbreviation, then does the period that follows that abbreviation play a double role as the period to end that sentence?

For example:

"I was asked to go to the store and purchase party supplies, such as plates, cups, napkins, etc."

vs.

"I was asked to go to the store and purchase party supplies, such as plates, cups, napkins, etc.."


I recall only using and reading the former, but I'm wondering if they're both technically correct, or perhaps somehow or other the latter is correct.


Thanks in advance!
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 03:27 pm
Don’t ever put two periods in a row. Put one period at the end of a declarative sentence, even if it ends with an abbreviation. If a sentence ends with an abbreviation, the period used for the abbreviation also serves as the period for the sentence.

Reference: Chicago Manual of Style; thepunctuationguide.com; grammarbook.com,
iGeo
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 03:30 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Thanks!
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