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writing question - is this sentence correct?


michel92 5 / 4  
Nov 21, 2008   #1
Hi, is this sentence grammatically correct and understandable?

Stop- I was not going to follow science or math; it was a career without future. Especially in Peruvian society, where happiness can only be achieved though a process of social status escalation.

thank you for your time!
EF_Team5 - / 1,586  
Nov 21, 2008   #2
Good evening :)

"Stop- I was not going to follow science or math; either would mean a career without a future. Especially in Peruvian society, where happiness can only be achieved though a process of social status escalation."

You're welcome.

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Gloria
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butterbescotch 6 / 41  
Mar 25, 2011   #3
Which sentence is correct?

This is the end, period.

Or

This is the end. Period.
elmar 1 / 3  
Mar 25, 2011   #4
I think that sentences will like that This is end period without dot
butterbescotch 6 / 41  
Mar 25, 2011   #5
But why do I see some composition in favor of the latter?
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Mar 27, 2011   #6
These are both unconventional ways of writing. By "unconventional," I mean that they do not strictly follow the rules. When someone uses the word "period" this way, it is a colloquialism. It is a creative way of expressing that something is absolutely a certain way. No more discussion is allowed. It will be this way. Period.

Yet, when I put "period" by itself like that, it is an incomplete sentence. So, it does not follow the rules of grammar. But it is okay! It is a creative use of English.

Will you please write a whole paragraph that ends this way so that I can be sure I understand what you mean?


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