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As an example, I have written this sentence: "People are trying to stop them from doing this in other countries, such as the U.N." Should this have a period at the end?

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  • Do acronyms have periods at all to begin with?
    – Mitch
    May 6 '19 at 13:26
  • Not related to the punctuation issue, but to your sentence: as written, it is implicitly stating that "the U.N." is a country, but the U.N. is definitely not a country.
    – Hellion
    May 6 '19 at 13:30
  • (Per the answers at the suggested duplicate, never 'double up' on the punctuation: The period that is part of "U.N." also serves as the end-of-sentence mark.)
    – Hellion
    May 6 '19 at 13:34
  • No. It may be logical, but it looks funny.
    – Greg Lee
    May 6 '19 at 13:44
  • @Hellion That question is about abbreviations, not acronyms. So it is not a duplicate.
    – Mitch
    May 6 '19 at 14:03

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