how to count the number of sentences.

This is a discussion on how to count the number of sentences. within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi there i would really appreciate some help here. i am trying to count the number of sentences in a ...

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    Unhappy how to count the number of sentences.

    hi there

    i would really appreciate some help here. i am trying to count the number of sentences in a paragraph.By doing this i count the number of fullstops and then that is equavilent to the number of sentences. I think i got the idea but i can't get the program to work ....please help
    this is what i got:

    #include <stdio.h>
    #define max_char 100

    main(){
    char para[max_char];
    int len_sent,i,;

    printf("Please enter a paragraph\n");
    fflush(stdin);
    gets(para);

    len_sent = strlen(para);
    for(i=0;i<len_sen;i++){
    if(para[i]=='.'){
    printf("the number of sentences are: %d)<--I NEED HELP HERE TO COUNT THE NUMBER of FULLSTOPS(.)
    }


    }

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    Exclamation thanks ..but i'n still not that clear

    hi thanks 4 th efast reply.
    i really appreciate it
    but i'm still not getting what i want
    please see what is wrong in this
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #define max_char 100
    
    main(){
     char para[max_char];
     int len_sent,i,count;
    
    printf("Please enter a paragraph\n");
    fflush(stdin);
    gets(para);
    
    len_sent = strlen(para);
      for(i=0;i<len_sent;i++){
        if(para[i]=='.'){
            count++;
        }
    }
    printf("the number of sentences are: %d\n", count );
    
    
    }

    and is fgets better to use than gets?


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    Code Tags

    I am posting this because you did not use code tags on this thread. In the furture please use Code Tags. They make your code MUCH easier to read and people will be much more likely to help you if you do. And they'll be happier about helping you

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    Talking THANKS!!!

    THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!...it finally worked...enjoy the rest of ur day and take cae
    THANKS AGAIn
    bye

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