Have you ever make a survey question with answers like

Yes, with coke

Yes, with beer


With this kind of choices within a form, should you add a period after the answer? Or just leave it like above?

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    With a period, it is a sentence. Without it is just sloppy. I would even make it "Yes, with a coke". – Hennes Jun 30 '18 at 13:48
  • I agree with @Hennes. "Yes, with coke" could give you unwanted attention from the police. – RobbyReindeer Oct 29 '18 at 14:51

I would address this as a bulleted list.

The Plain English grammar wonks have clear guidelines on punctuating the bulleted lists. According to them, your form qualifies as "a list of very short points" which do not need to end with a period.

Oxford Dictionaries agrees that "if the bullet point is not a proper sentence, it doesn’t need to ... end with a period".


Live it like above. Period makes sense when you have a complete sentence, when you express some thought or idea.

  • Period makes sense at the end of a sentence. Not only when you express an idea. – Adriano Oct 29 '18 at 4:15

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