Table of Contents
- 1 Should you put 2 spaces after a period?
- 2 How do you stop space after a period?
- 3 How many spaces go after a period in MLA?
- 4 Is it rude to put a period at the end of a text?
- 5 Do you put a space after a period?
- 6 How many spaces after a period or comma is acceptable?
- 7 How many spaces after a period in APA?
Should you put 2 spaces after a period?
Unless you are typing on an actual typewriter, you no longer have to put two spaces after a period. Or a question mark. Or an exclamation point. The rule applies to all end punctuation.
How do you stop space after a period?
Scroll down to the “Punctuation Conventions” section, change the “Spaces Between Sentences” to “Two Spaces,” and then click the “OK” button. This will make Word enforce the use of two spaces and mark a single space after a period as an error, keeping your writing consistent.
How do you automatically double space after a period?
Next to the word Paragraph click on the arrow. Under Spacing, Line Spacing, select Double and then click OK. Put two spaces after the period for each sentence in the body of the paper (Note, use only one space after a period in your references at the end of the paper).
How many spaces go after a period in MLA?
Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks (unless otherwise prompted by your instructor). Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.
Is it rude to put a period at the end of a text?
The consensus is that many texters, especially young people, see end-of-message periods as tonally significant because they are unnecessary. It is clear that a message has ended regardless of punctuation, because each message is in its own bubble. Thus, the message break has become the default full-stop.
Why do lawyers use two spaces after a period?
He explains that the use of two spaces between sentences derives from when everyone was writing on manual typewriters. Due to how typewriters handled proportionate spacing, it was easier to read typewritten documents which placed two periods between sentences.
Do you put a space after a period?
In the past, it was the rule to use two spaces after a period, question mark, or exclamation point, but it’s now standard to use only one space. When writing by hand one does not put a space after a period. That’s because spacing while writing by hand is not accurate anyway and it doesn’t really make a difference to the reader.
How many spaces after a period or comma is acceptable?
I’m surprised so many people are calling spaces after a period or comma an error. I don’t know where all these people were schooled, but at least one space should always follow a sentence-ending period, and one should follow a comma, for the sake of readability. Two spaces after any sentence-ending punctuation is standard in print.
Is there a rule for space after periods in legal style?
Actually academia and law style books don’t require two spaces. MLA and Chicago Manual of Style, as well as AP, use one space. Bluebook, the legal style manual, doesn’t have a rule on space after periods, but defers to the Chicago Manual (one space). The history you’ve printed here is made up.
How many spaces after a period in APA?
Well, here’s a new wrinkle: One of my facebook readers pointed out the although APA guidelines at one time reduced the required spacing after a period from two down to one, they returned it to two in 2009 in the 6th Edition (see section 4, first bullet). Other readers also informed me that in the legal world, two spaces is still the norm.