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Ben

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2020.07.09 11:00
Hello everyone!

My English tip for today is on the usage of the word “period” at the end of a sentence. English speakers use this to add emphasis to what they’ve just said. Meaning -what they have said is final- no room for discussion or argument. Their statement is firm.

For example:
If you don’t turn in your last assignment for the class, you will fail the course period.
Or
The news media doesn’t care about being honest, it just writes stories to make money period.

I hope you found this helpful!

Thanks guys!
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  • Moon river 2020.07.09 11:03

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    I'm a bit confused 😏
  • Real星星 2020.07.09 11:05

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    Very useful. My teacher would never tell me that.
  • JingYun 2020.07.09 11:05

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    Why can't just put a dot at the end?
  • Ben 2020.07.09 11:09

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    @JingYun written we would still use a “.” Dot. The word period itself is used most often verbally and is used for emphasis on the statement
  • Ben 2020.07.09 11:10

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    @Real星星 glad it helps! There are many small things English has to teach I’m sure it just slipped their mind ☺️
  • Ben 2020.07.09 11:10

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    @Moon river what can I help with!?
  • Moon river 2020.07.09 11:16

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    @Ben I'm confused about its meaning.
  • Ben 2020.07.09 11:19

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    @Moon river the world itself is used in these examples to simply add emphasis on the sentence. To emphasize that the statement they said is clear- adamant- firm- unchanging
  • Moon river 2020.07.09 11:21

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    @Ben I see.
  • JingYun 2020.07.09 11:23

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    @Ben Got it ,thanks謝謝
  • Emma 2020.07.09 11:24

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    I’m on my period
  • Ben 2020.07.09 11:25

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    @Emma different meaning than this one!😂🤦‍♂️
  • john 2020.07.09 11:26

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    @Ben kind of like end of the story,right?wow i have been considering it as" .",and i was like why ,why you guys keep saying that punctuation ,well i know there always be a period at the end of a sentence😝
  • Ben 2020.07.09 11:29

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    @john yep!!☺️
  • laoxia 2020.07.09 11:37

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    used at the end of a sentence to emphasize that there is nothing more to say about a subject
  • Ashleigh 李 이문혜 2020.07.09 13:31

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    The store sells fake shoes which are familiar with genuines, it just makes money period. Thanks Ben!!😊😊

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