Language and English

From: Gordon Zaft <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 14:06:33 2002

At 08:44 AM 1/4/2002 -0700, you wrote:

>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.

         While I, too, learned this rule in typing (9th grade), my book
editor and tech pubs friends tell me that 2 spaces after the end of the
sentence (whether it's ended by a period, full stop, exclamation point, or
other punctuation :-)) is no longer the rule. I was quite surprised. I
tend to do it anyway since it's the way I was taught.

Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 14:06:33 GMT

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