When a sentence ends with a parenthetical statement which itself ends with a period, does the sentence also need a period? Example:
I love eating vegetables (carrots, peas, etc.).
The two periods don't look correct, but seem technically correct.
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Both periods are necessary: the first so that "etc" is a properly written abbreviation, and the second to terminate the sentence after the parenthesis.
On the other hand, if the sentence had ended in an abbreviation (not inside parentheses), then two consecutive periods would not have been necessary.