Ending a sentence with a period after U.S.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by hfpardue, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. hfpardue

    hfpardue Senior Member

    Santiago de Chile
    United States - English
    Hey, everyone. Do I put an extra period at the end of the following sentence? My first thought is not to put an extra period.

    He went to Spain and the U.S.

  2. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod (English Only)

    No, only one period is used when a sentence ends in an abbreviation, as far as I know.
  3. mjscott Senior Member

    Just one period.
  4. Matching Mole

    Matching Mole Senior Member

    England, English
    Absolutely not, and I wouldn't put a full stop after it either ;) A period, No, but a comma (semi-colon, etc.), Yes, if required. This goes for abbreviations like etc., too, if your style rules insist on the period after etc., etc.

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