Full Stop FAQs:


Q: Are full stops one of the most commonly used punctuation marks?

A: Yes, analysis of texts indicate that approximately half of all punctuation marks used are full stops.

Q: Is a full stop used to indicate a dot product, i.e?

A: Yes, the scalar product of two vectors.

Q: Is a full stop used as terminal punctuation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a full stop the function composition operator?

A: Yes.

Q: Are full stops used to indicate the end of sentences which are not questions or exclamations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a full stop sometimes found as a multiplication sign?

A: Yes, for example, 5,2. 2 = 10,4; this usage is impractical in cases where the full stop is used as a decimal separator, hence the use of the interpunct: 5.2 ยท 2 = 10.

Q: Is a full stop not used?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a full stop the string concatenation operator?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a full stop written at center height instead of on the line?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a full stop commonly used to separate the extension of a file name from the name of the file?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a full stop used after some abbreviations?

A: Yes.

Q: Are full stops somewhat more often placed after each initial in American English than in British English?

A: Yes, but this depends much upon the house style of a particular writer or publisher.