# Word-based Riddle

It is often the last thing one reads,
But the most a person can have in a month is two.
The table has seven, but the longest game has lasted nine.
History has many, but a sentence one at most.

What am I?

• Welcome to Puzzling! This is a great riddle - I hope to see you around here a lot more!
– Deusovi
May 2, 2016 at 21:44

You are:

A period

Reasoning:

It is often the last thing one reads,

A period ends a sentence

But the most a person can have in a month is two.

I think this refers to the menstrual cycle a.k.a. period

The table has seven,

The periodic table has 7 periods

but the longest game has lasted nine.

The longest hockey game had six overtimes (the normal game being 3 periods) and it was Montreal Maroons vs. Detroit Red Wings

History has many,

History has many time periods

but a sentence one at most.

A sentence has one period at most (not technically true but I think that was what the asker intended)

• I was thinking this, but I found a hockey game that went 10 periods :-(
– dlu
May 3, 2016 at 2:17
A full stop. Took me a while too figure out that m because you say period which fits the rest.

• This is the same thing as the accepted answer: a period is the American English way of referring to a full stop.
– Deusovi
May 3, 2016 at 2:13