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The Period

=35. Roman Numerals
Omit the period after roman numerals: as, Louis
XIV of France.

=36. Abbreviations
Place a period after abbreviated words and after
single or double initial letters representing single words: as, Wm.,
Thos., Ph.D., LL.D., etc.

=37. Contractions
Do not put a period after contracted words,
including nicknames: as, Bill, Tom, can't, hadn't, etc.

=38. Side-Heads
Put a period after side-heads, including figures at
the beginning of a paragraph. Compare, for example, the period after
Side-Heads at the beginning of this paragraph.

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