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Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point 


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…after journeying through the world of punctua- tion, and seeing what it can do, I am all the more convinced that we should fight like tigers to preserve our punctuation and we should start now.     Lynne Truss Periods, question marks, and exclamation points are the 3 end-of-sentence punctuation marks. Periods are the most common end-of-sentence punctuation marks. Use a period at the end of a declarative or imperative sentence and at the end of each table footnote and each figure legend.Advances in medical technology have saved many lives. Always listen carefully. Also use a period after a rhetorical question (one not

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