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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