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Difference between Full stop (UK) and Full stop (U.S.)

full stop (UK)

1. punctuation mark used at the end of a sentence:

  • I remember sitting in class, repeating after the teacher—full stop, capital letter.

2. is used as an interjection to terminate a phrase with finality and emphasis:

  • In fact, anything nuclear-related scares me, full stop.

3. a complete stop (as of traffic, etc.):

  • The horse then … made a full stop, and expressed an unwillingness to proceed any farther.

full stop (U.S.)— = full stop (UK) 3:

  • Despite the lack of any visible traffic, Sam made a full stop at the intersection and then turned north.