Gap Fill - Full Stop - Level 6


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In British English it is the full stop; in American English the . This punctuation has been used for centuries to end sentences or in . It seems that with the younger today, its use is changing. A report from Binghamton University in New York shows the full stop is "intimidating" to young people because they view it as a of anger. This is especially so on social media, where many largely forego the use of punctuation, except for a use of exclamation marks. Linguist Professor David Crystal said: "Usage of full stops is being 'revised in a fundamental way'. People simply do not put full stops in, unless they want to make a ."

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