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The full point ends a sentence which is a declaration, a statement of fact.

Today is Wednesday.

The sun is shining.

In dialogue, where the person speaks in note form, the full point may be used after phrases, or single words.

To indicate a pause in speech, I’ve used three full points together. This is called an ellipsis, and is discussed in more detail in a later lesson.

The full point is the most common end-of-sentence punctuation mark. If in doubt, use it!