Re: Spaces after periods 'n such

Subject: Re: Spaces after periods 'n such
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 08:38:54 -0700

On 10/31/2010 8:21 AM, Keith Hood wrote:
> Now to throw another monkey wrench into the works: what about the number of spaces following a colon?

The double-space rule I was taught is two spaces after all punctuation
that ends a sentence and after colons.

This reminds me of when I was learning to write in kindergarten. I was
taught to use one finger space between words, two fingers between
sentences, and three fingers to indent a paragraph. I also learned that
if my "o's" did not touch the line and I filled in the gap with my
crayon, then when the boy next to me copies my little cheat, he gets
whacked with a ruler.

Lauren



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