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? ¶
Q: Is a full stop the function composition operator? ¶
Q: Are full stops used to indicate the end of sentences which are not questions or exclamations? ¶
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 · 2 = 10.
Q: Is a full stop not used? ¶
Q: Is a full stop the string concatenation operator? ¶
Q: Is a full stop written at center height instead of on the line? ¶
Q: Is a full stop commonly used to separate the extension of a file name from the name of the file? ¶
Q: Is a full stop used after some abbreviations? ¶
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.