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While adding a period at the end of a non-sentence doesn't make it a sentence, well, it doesn't make it any less a sentence, either. A period, to me, signals that the writer was in fact finished with whatever message he or she meant to convey, whereas no period gives me the unjustified but nonetheless bothersome feeling that the writer was murdered, ...


Consider, if you will, a hypothetical Manners SE site, where someone posts: If the person you're talking to gets mad, your response should be don't get mad! But if they seem happy, your response should be I'm glad you're happy! This works because it's a more clear way of formatting But if they seem happy, your response should be, "I'm glad you're ...

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