grammatical point

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yurishima
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grammatical point

Postby yurishima » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:50 pm

Two spaces after the period or one? I've grown up hearing and using two spaces. I have a few friends who are convinced I am wrong. One advantage of one space is extra space for more important things like, well, letters, but I don't think a few extra words are worth a grammatical mistake.

JakeL
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Re: grammatical point

Postby JakeL » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:51 pm

The new standard is one space. I work in a law firm and have been told by multiple attorneys about this.

yurishima
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Re: grammatical point

Postby yurishima » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:57 pm

thx. I'm assuming this also applies to exclamation points and question marks?

JakeL
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Re: grammatical point

Postby JakeL » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:02 pm

Yes. I think there are a few exceptions, like email, but none to worry about when writing a PS. Basically, the only situation you use two spaces is when you are using a typewriter font.




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