Language and English

From: Stan Barr <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 13:25:34 2002

"Hans Franke" <> said:

> > When I was in the 8th grade, one of the courses we were required to take was
> > in typing. I've never gotten particularly good at it, but I did learn that
> > a period at the end of a sentence is followed by two spaces, for example.
> Thank you very much. So it seams there is a 'school' forcing this in
> the US .... and I always wondered why some people add two spaces after
> a period.

   It's one of the syntax elements of standard written English, as taught
in Britain anyway for many, many years. One space after a comma, two after
a period, exclamation or question mark, indent the first character of a
paragraph, etc...

Stan Barr
The future was never like this!
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 13:25:34 GMT

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