One or Two Spaces?

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One or Two Spaces?

moonch1ld moonch1ld
I do one. Never even knew that people did two.
06/08/2011
Nothere Nothere
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
I was always taught that it was one space after the end of a sentence, not two, but have encountered numerous people that put two spaces. How many spaces do you typically put after a period/after the end of a sentence?
Huh, I've never noticed that people put 2...
06/10/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
I was always taught that it was one space after the end of a sentence, not two, but have encountered numerous people that put two spaces. How many spaces do you typically put after a period/after the end of a sentence?
I have always known two spaces, but have been using one more and more.
06/10/2011
RonLee RonLee
One Space After a Period--The New Way
When you're typing on a computer, most fonts are proportional fonts, which means that characters are different widths.
Two Spaces After a Period--The Old Way
Most typewriters had what are called monospaced fonts. That means every character takes up the same amount of space.
I still like the non-proportional font style.
06/10/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I didn't know about the two spaces thing until recently. So I only ever use one. I think it looks better that way.
10/12/2011
LQ LQ
I'm so trained to put two, it's hard not to, even when using a computer & trying to save space. I've only become aware of it recently when trying to save characters in text messages & on Twitter & such, since a space counts as a character. In my reviews, I've been trying to make them all 1, but they are probably ending up a mix. Oops.
10/12/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
2 when I'm writing a formal letter or form. 1 when I'm on a forum or just in regular typing.
10/12/2011
Peggi Peggi
Wow, I never really thought about that before! I actually had to type something to figure it out! 2 for me!
10/15/2011
zwee75 zwee75
I had to do two in college. But only do one now, both personally and professionally.
10/19/2011
Beck Beck
Just one unless the words look really close together then I will add another space.
10/19/2011
Vanille Vanille
I always thought it was just one. O_O News to me!
10/19/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I was taught from the beginning that it is 2 spaces. My mother was a writer before me and all of the writing classes I ever took always said two spaces. I didn't even know that one space was even acceptable for professional writing.
10/19/2011
TheBadHobbit TheBadHobbit
My first college really drilled home 'always use two'. My second loved to point out that it's unnecessary with modern werd processors. I still use two, partly because I'm a contrary git and partly because I do find it a lot more readable in things like IMs, plain-text documents, phone texts . . .

I will cut down to one space if I'm really hurting for room, but I'll mentally grumble about it
10/19/2011
Angelica Angelica
I was taught 2, so I usually add 2 spaces. Its an incredibly hard habit to break and I don't see the need to since I can't tell the difference between people who use 2 spaces and just 1.
10/19/2011
Seventeen Seventeen
I feel weird now. I was actually never taught anything about how to write on a pc or typewriter ._.
10/20/2011
mudpie mudpie
I use only one. Fun fact: using two spaces is called "French spacing". I got in a big argument about this with my friend when we tried to collaborate on a writing assignment!
11/20/2011
eeep eeep
I was taught to only use one space in college. My professor was a bit of a stickler on this too.
11/26/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by eeep
I was taught to only use one space in college. My professor was a bit of a stickler on this too.
I concur with this post. University English classes today follow mostly MLA format in composing essays and other lengthly compositions and require only 'one' space between sentences. I do know that technical papers in areas like engineering or computer science also follow similar rules.
11/26/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I've never used two spaces, always one.
11/29/2011
Darklyvan Darklyvan
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
I was always taught that it was one space after the end of a sentence, not two, but have encountered numerous people that put two spaces. How many spaces do you typically put after a period/after the end of a sentence?
I was taught two
11/30/2011
switzerland switzerland
i grew up/my mom taught me to do 2 spaces. then i got to university for english and they were very strict with only 1 space!
11/30/2011
tA tA
I was taught one. I do it even if it's the end of a post or paper or somethinh, too.
12/17/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I was never taught to put two spaces... just the one. Interesting!
12/18/2011
Kallisto Kallisto
I was taught to use two, but that was a long time ago
12/18/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
When I was in middle and high school, I was told to put two spaces. Now I'm just putting one, because it's too much work to double space
12/18/2011
CrystaCat CrystaCat
Quote:
Originally posted by Crystal1
I was always taught two spaces, but the company that I do freelance writing for requires one, so I have been having to retrain my brain.
Typically two for reports,papers and junk like that. When you are writing just to write who cares right?
12/18/2011
deltalima deltalima
Up until high school I was taught to use one space. But then my teachers told us in US, 2 spaces are the way. I'm back to one though as I have to email foreign companies and they don't get it.
12/19/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
I was always taught two, every since i was in elementary school, it was two spaces.
12/20/2011
punkstar283 punkstar283
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
I was always taught that it was one space after the end of a sentence, not two, but have encountered numerous people that put two spaces. How many spaces do you typically put after a period/after the end of a sentence?
just one
12/20/2011
js250 js250
Two spaces for correct punctuation. However, with the HTML and other formats for the internet, one space seems to be taking over. I have been retraining myself to one space, eeeek!
12/20/2011
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