Contemporary essays, fiction, and opinion offered regularly by author Anne Brandt.

Question for the week
How might I punctuate the following sentence? Students, stop cutting in line(?)stop throwing food(?)and stop leaving trash.
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Colleen, a music teacher, asks...
Would my name be written as Ms. Petitt with a period after Ms or without a period?
Anne answers...
Even though Ms. is not an abbreviation for anything, standard convention requires you put a period at the end. So you would be Ms. Petitt.
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