Sentences ending in abbreviations 

If an abbreviation that takes a final point ends a sentence, this final point functions as the full stop.

Exemple correcte The new faculty service provides updates on roundtables, forums, seminars, courses, etc.

Exemple correcte This research is the initiative of a number of companies, including Apple Inc.

Exemple correcte The tour of the Aula Magna will end at 2.30 p.m.


In the case of questions and exclamations, however, finish the sentence with the final point of the abbreviation followed by a question mark or exclamation mark.

Exemple correcte Can this department really base its future decisions on the findings of Brown et al.?

Exemple correcte This was hardly the position adopted by Washington D.C.!
Darrera actualització: 24-10-2017
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Recommended citation:
«Sentences ending in abbreviations» [en línia]. A: Llibre d’estil de la Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <http://www.ub.edu/cub/criteri.php?id=2286> [consulta: 26 juny 2022].