RE: Periods and bullets

Subject: RE: Periods and bullets
From: kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com
To: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:17:56 -0700

I'm pretty sure this is covered by most grammatical texts commonly used
in tech writing, but positive about Chicago. From what I recall, you
never use a period, even for fragments. However, that might be something
that has changed over time, because I do see it done sometimes,
especially the last item in a list of fragments. Of course, there's
always powerpoint presentations; who knows what you'll see there.

Kathleen

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Periods and bullets
> From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Date: Wed, April 01, 2009 5:59 pm
> To: List,Ã_Techwriter <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>
>
> Hi, guys...I'm having a discussion with another writer.
>
> My position is that a bullet list of gragments gets no period:
>
> The crate had
> - oranges
> - apples
> - lemons
>
> and her position is that the last bullet gets a period.
>
> The crate had
> - oranges
> - apples
> - lemons.
>
> Any validity to this?
>
> --
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