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Re: When you're typing...

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Posted 2/5/11 1:35 PM
 
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Re: When you're typing...

Posted by Merf99

Part of my job is writing and we follow AP style, which is 2 spaces after a period.



Time to get an updated stylebook, or subscribe online!

It's one space.

From the AP Stylebook Online (paid subscription required):

periods (.) Follow these guidelines:
END OF DECLARATIVE SENTENCE: The stylebook is finished.
END OF A MILDLY IMPERATIVE SENTENCE: Shut the door.
Use an exclamation point if greater emphasis is desired: Be careful!
END OF SOME RHETORICAL QUESTIONS: A period is preferable if a statement is more a suggestion than a question: Why don't we go.
END OF AN INDIRECT QUESTION: He asked what the score was.
MANY ABBREVIATIONS: For guidelines, see abbreviations and acronyms. For the form of frequently used abbreviations, see the entry under the full name, abbreviation, acronym or term.
INITIALS: John F. Kennedy, T.S. Eliot (No space between T. and S., to prevent them from being placed on two lines in typesetting.)
Abbreviations using only the initials of a name do not take periods: JFK, LBJ.
ELLIPSIS: See ellipsis.
ENUMERATIONS: After numbers or letters in enumerating elements of a summary: 1. Wash the car. 2. Clean the basement. Or: A. Punctuate properly. B. Write simply.
PLACEMENT WITH QUOTATION MARKS: Periods always go inside quotation marks. See quotation marks.
SPACING: Use a single space after a period at the end of a sentence.

Posted 2/5/11 1:43 PM
 

eroxgirl
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Re: When you're typing...

I'm old. They taught me 20 years ago to do 2, so I do 2.

I've known for probably 10 years that I should do 1 but I don't like it, so I still do 2. Plus, I work in a law firm and they don't like change.

Posted 2/5/11 1:43 PM
 

jodi714
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Re: When you're typing...

I do 1 but used to do 2. I think it changed in general but it also depends on the field you are in. Im a psychologist and the APA style manual requires 1 space. Im sure documents for other fields would require a different format.

Posted 2/5/11 2:20 PM
 

Erica
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Re: When you're typing...

I am holding onto 2 spaces due to habit. I like the way it looks better than 1.

Posted 2/6/11 10:24 AM
 

Mill188
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Re: When you're typing...

I'm old too - I use two spaces. I also put a space between initials. I learned on an old word processor though so you were able to adjust your typesetting. I still do it this way.

Thank you Katharine Gibbs..........Chat Icon

Posted 2/6/11 10:44 AM
 

johnsae
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Posted 2/6/11 12:31 PM
 

EckoRed81504
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Re: When you're typing...

Since when is it 1? I always thought it was 2?

Posted 2/6/11 1:56 PM
 

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Re: When you're typing...

I believe 2 spaces are correct, at least that's the way I've always done it!!

Posted 2/6/11 2:47 PM
 

ThePinkGoose
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Re: When you're typing...

Posted by MrsFishstick

Comma, one
period. two



same

Posted 2/6/11 4:16 PM
 

funnygal79
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Re: When you're typing...

In a job seeking class I was recently taught one. They said that a lot of people do 2 due to the way they learned on a typewriter. For all my cover letters and thank you letters and resume I was told 1, but I still do 2 sometimes. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/6/11 4:24 PM
 

kahlua716
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Re: When you're typing...

I do 1

Posted 2/6/11 4:54 PM
 

MillerTime424
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Re: When you're typing...

its suppose to be two spaces after a "." but i always do just one.

Posted 2/6/11 5:44 PM
 

-DonnaMarie-
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Re: When you're typing...

Posted by MrsFishstick

Comma, one
period. two




same here, this is how I was taught

Posted 2/7/11 1:24 AM
 

MrsFrizzle
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Re: When you're typing...

I switch back and forth, I always did one space, coming from a journalism program in college that was how we were taught. Then I had a job where we were required to do two spaces and it's hard to break that habit.

Posted 2/7/11 11:00 AM
 

Hofstra26
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Re: When you're typing...

After a period is 2 spaces. In between words within a sentence is one space. Chat Icon

Posted 2/7/11 11:16 AM
 

Kimidanny1010
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Re: When you're typing...

Posted by speakthetruth

For college papers, I was taught two.



ditto...

Posted 2/7/11 8:49 PM
 
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