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    Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    A friend and I just had a spirited discussion over the spacing between sentences. I do two spaces, which I learned in middle school when I first learned to type (nearly 30 years ago). I am curious about what everyone else learned.

    I think it's easier to read two spaces, but noone else has ever said anything to me about my two spaces.
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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    One.
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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    One. At least that's the way I've always done it.


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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    Just one here as well.

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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    The old way (with typewriters) was 2 spaces. The new way with computers is one.

    I do one.


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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    Uno.


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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    I was taught to always put in two and so that is what I do, but according to new standards either way is usually acceptable.

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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    Two spaces.


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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    Two...but I'm old!
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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    was always taught 2

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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    I was taught that two spaces was standard form (also a hundred years ago). Most word processing programs automatically put two spaces after a period so you don't have to think about it, so over the years after using word programs on computers I've gotten into the habit of just typing one.




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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    I do two

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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    The MLA guideline is just one space. I've always done two as well, Denise. But I think I'll switch to one from now on.

    And here it is again with only one space after the periods:

    The MLA guideline is just one space. I've always done two as well, Denise. But I think I'll switch to one from now on.

    MiceChat makes it one space either way.
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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    The Catholic school nuns taught me two. I'm to esceeered to do it any other way.

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    Re: Do you type one space or two after a period in a sentence?

    I always do two.
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