Uses of Period in
Business Letters

Uses of Period in Business Letters :

Uses of Period in Business Letters :

Rule 1 — A period should be placed after declarative and imperative sentences.

Example : In every life the post of honor is the post of duty.

Rule 2. — The period should be placed after every abbreviated word.

Examples: Ult., inst., prox.. Rev. John L. Dwight, D. D., LL. D.

Note 1 — When the first syllable of a Christian name is used as a substitute for the full name, no period is used…as, Ben, Tom, Dan, Will.

Note 2 — The ordinal adjectives 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 23d, etc., are not strictly abbreviations and they do not, therefore, require the period after them.

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