Missing Final Punctuation


Use a period to end all sentences except direct questions or exclamations.

By the time the first class begins, the hallways should be empty, but they often are not.

A period is also used at the end of an indirect question.

The instructor asked whether anyone wanted to volunteer for the first presentation.

Exclamation Point

Use an exclamation point after a sentence that expresses intense feeling or requires emphasis.

That was the best vegetarian pizza I've ever tasted!

Use an exclamation point to make a sentence stand out. Avoid overusing the exclamation point in your writing.