Tip 2: Pay attention to the form.<o:p></o:p>
Idioms and set expressions are usually less flexible than phrases made up of words which have their literal meaning.<o:p></o:p>
You may already know that “a full stop” is a punctuation mark. It is the point at the end of a sentence “.” However, the words “full stop” are also used as a phrase in informal conversation to indicate that your last point is clear, definitive, and you will not change your mind about it. <o:p></o:p>
For example: “West Ham United is the best football team in England – full stop.”<o:p></o:p>
This is something which a West Ham supporter might say. Here is another example: <o:p></o:p>
“I’ve told you before that I don’t like horror films. I will not watch “The Shining” with you – full stop.”<o:p></o:p>
It is a very direct phrase, and the words “full stop” are spoken with emphasis. It is sometimes used to try to finish a discussion. In my example about horror films, the phrase would have been appropriate if your friend had been trying to persuade you for some time.<o:p></o:p>
In certain contexts, the expression can be rude. For example, your teacher asks you nicely to do some homework which is late, and you say: <o:p></o:p>
“This homework is really hard and so I have decided that I won’t do it – full stop.”<o:p></o:p>
Your teacher is likely to be a bit surprised if you said that!<o:p></o:p>
Can you write your own sentences which end “…. – full stop”?
Tip on the form: It should be a full sentence, with a subject and a verb. At the end of the sentence, you should add: “- full stop.”
I've seen many language sites but "italki" is the best language hub among them--full stop:)
BTW,so far as I came across this phrase is mostly used in negative sentences or rude context or serious matters such as if someone wants his/her words to be given 1st priority or kind of serious situations like a boss tells his employee to finish the work within 2 days and so on.Am I right?
Thank you @Michael for your continuous valuable lessons:)