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Period

Always use the period inside quotation marks. Use the period inside parentheses or brackets when the matter enclosed is an independent sentence forming no part of the preceding sentence; otherwise, the period goes outside.

Philip said, "Go inside, now."

There was no reaction. (The woman could barely hear.)

Buy a vehicle (car, truck, or boat).

Use periods after abbreviated degrees.

B.A., Ph.D., M.Ed.

Do not use periods after acronyms or broadcasting stations.

NAACP, AFL-CIO, NASA

WFAA-TV, WBAP

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