In business writing courses, the most common question about punctuation involves how to punctuate bullet points. It's important, since these days we write as many bullet points as paragraphs. Let me tell you how I punctuate them, and then I will touch on other ways recommended by prestigious style manuals. Directly below is an example of bullet points that complete the introductory stem. Below that example is a version that does not need periods. There is an exception to putting periods after bullet points that complete the stem sentence: If they are one word or a short phrase that feels like an inventory or shopping list, do not use end punctuation.
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