Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Jul 2, 2009.
After you type a sentence, do you type one or two spaces after the period?
One. I thought that was pretty standard.
I try to type one but I usually find myself typing two because in my work it is required that we use two.
I type two because it is the standard for the English Language.
one. but my mom does two. Is there a standard way to do this? MLA?
AP Style is one, for brevity.
I TYPE TWO SPACES!!! Am I yelling out loud?
I used to type one until high school, when they required us to use two, which I still do.
I thought that 2 spaces went out years ago with the fall of the typewriter.
YES! One here as well
I found out about 2 like a year ago when I was proofreading a paper and I was like "dude you have too many spaces" lol
I still do one
For some reason, I want to say older versions of Word use to automatically include 2 spaces which may have started the problem.
The AP stylebook rule is one space after a period.
Regardless of whether you use one or two spaces, if you're writing for the Web it doesn't really matter. Most Web browsers will only render one space after a period.
Just one space here in the UK. Thats what we are taught.
The problem I have is putting a question mark at the end of a sentence, do you leave one or none.
What is your name?
What is your name ?
I could never work it out
One for me.
In college, 2 spaces.
i leave none for a ? when i am typing a question lol
It's two spaces after a . or ? or ! at the end of a sentence.
It's one space after a , or ; in the middle of a sentence. I thought everyone who went to school in and English speaking country would know that. This is 1st and 2nd grade stuff we are talking about here.
I never knew people used two spaces after a sentence. I do all of my university work with one space too. I'm Canadian afterall, we make it easy on ourselves.
dukebound, its right after, so;
What is your name?
Im pretty sure the blue book says 2
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You shout and I'll bang a drum. This is almost as odd as Gov. Sandford cover story about hiking the Appalachian trail while he's balling his eyes out in Argentina. I went to school in the 50s and 60s and by 2nd grade we knew it was 2 spaces after the period at the end of a sentence. Don't they still teach punctuation in school today?
i only see one space there lol
Two. That's what I learned in school, back --baaaaaaaaaaack-- in the days of typing class.
Two spaces were supposed to improve the reader's chance of appreciating the end of sentence condition. Now I still rather dislike software that removes extra spaces I put between sentences.
As for question marks or other punctuation, there's no space between the word and the mark, at least for American writers. I always thought an exclamation point could use that space so sometimes I provide it. Let the recipients of my posts or mails sue me if they don't like it !!! and the more exclamation points, the merrier.