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Poll: How many spaces do you leave between sentences?
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1 space .. and I can tell you when and where I learned to do it this way.
18.18%
4 18.18%
1 space but I don't know why.
22.73%
5 22.73%
2 spaces and I can tell you when and where I learned to it this way.
40.91%
9 40.91%
2 spaces but I don't know why.
4.55%
1 4.55%
Varies. I am a wildchild/poet with artistic license to do things my way.
9.09%
2 9.09%
All manner of grammar, punctuation and writing conventions escape me. Leave me alone - I'm doing the best I can.
4.55%
1 4.55%
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Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
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Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology...aders.html

from the article Wrote:Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong.

No I definitely do it and I'm fairly certain I was taught to do so at some point in my dim past. The author goes on to say leaving two spaces between sentences is very wide spread and that the folks who do it tend to feel righteous about it.

Just wondering what people here do and how they feel about it. In particular, I wonder if anyone else who offends the gods of sentence spacing as I do can recall where they learned to do so.
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#2
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
I use two spaces. It is technically not wrong and it is still perfectly acceptable. I am fairly certain it was in typing class that I learned it.
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#3
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
I use two spaces. But on the forum, it doesn't matter, because the software strips out the extra space in the displaying of text. It's a habit, and habits are hard to change. I see no incentive for making the effort just because in some contexts it's not an ideal.
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#4
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
I use 2 spaces because when I double space it automatically adds the period for me. :p
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#5
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
I'm positive that I was taught to doublespace.
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#6
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
(April 21, 2014 at 10:37 am)Losty Wrote: I use 2 spaces because when I double space it automatically adds the period for me. :p

Really?! Confused Fall

I have to take that as an omen. Surely the writing program knows what it is doing. I'll have to pray for those who haven't gotten the word. (Translation I'll just think to myself about it a little .. there, that's enough.)

I asked my wife and she says she thinks it was changed in our lifetimes .. (ours, not necessarily yours, youngsters.)
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#7
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
As a youngster, I learned to use only one space. But some of my friends were taught to use two, so I wouldn't say it's incorrect...
It's just a waste of a byte... one that ms-word tends to eat up and LaTeX also works it out automatically, so I don't need to worry.
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#8
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
It's how I was taught as well, though not the double-spacing between sentences thing. I have to admit that the internet has tended to make me somewhat lazy though.
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#9
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
I was taught to single space. But I did have a knock-down drag-out fight with my friends about this. (That's the kind of shit we argue about. It's always two against one---football or nerdy shit) They were taught to double space between sentences, I was taught to single space. I literally just posted this on their facebook pages.
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#10
RE: Okay, I guess I'm guilty. Who else here thinks two spacing is correct?
I was taught two spaces, because I learned to type on a typewriter.

I later adopted single space.
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