Re: Bullets [Ref:C723440]

Subject: Re: Bullets [Ref:C723440]
From: Tom Tomasovic <Tom -dot- Tomasovic -at- NA -dot- NWMARKETS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 22:17:09 +0000

Lisa:

From The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition (to
which all credit should go):

"Omit periods afer items in a vertical list unless
one or more of the items are complete sentences.
If the vertical list completes a sentence begun in
an introductory element, the final period is also
omitted unless the items in the list are separated
by commas or semicolons: . . ."

Ergo, the answer to your question seems to be
"Yes".

HTH

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Tom <<Tom -dot- Tomasovic -at- na -dot- nwmarkets -dot- com>>

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Subject: Bullets [Ref:C723440]
Author: INTERNET TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU at
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Date: 1/6/97 9:16 PM


This may be an easy question for others to answer,
but my colleague and I have a disagreement
regarding bullets.

If you are using bullets to list instructions (in
complete sentences) should you put a period at the
end of those bulleted sentences?

Thanks in advance,
Lisa

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