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In general, do not use periods with abbreviations for academic degrees:

  • He has a BA in economics, an MA in finance, and an MBA.

Do not use periods with acronyms or initialisms:

  • UNICEF works on behalf of children's rights, survival, development and protection.
  • The Hawks did very well in last year's NCAA finals.
  • RSVP


The word "please" is already represented by the "P" in this French initialism-répondez s'il vous plaît (please respond). Do not say "Please RSVP."

Use only one space after a period or other end punctuation before starting the next sentence or clause:

  • Hawk Hall is our brand-new dormitory. It is divided into five themed floors.
  • You have a choice of two days: Tuesday or Thursday.