English Grammar Poll - Please answer

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    Have you been told to double space after a period?

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    English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:01 pm

    Hey guys, just wanted to get your answer on something. So, I am in the gov't workshop and the facilitators were correcting our work and myself and I think at least a few others did not place two spaces after a period, which they said was proper grammar. I have never heard or been told this, not in H.S. English nor in College English and Journalism.

    Am I crazy? Has anyone been told this? Maybe generation has something to do with? Class? I dunno. Please answer, I am curious to know. Thanks.
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    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:06 pm

    Ok, I voted for my "no", so we've got one "NO" and one "YES".
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:06 pm

    I voted yes in this poll. I thought it was common knowledge.


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    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:07 pm

    I'm curious to know who is answering, just to get an idea of generation and career?
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    Post by Hoff-Machine on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:07 pm

    Yeah I think I was taught that a long while ago. Always double space after the end of a sentence
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:08 pm

    Back in typing class. Yeah, two spaces.

    Thank you, Smith-Corona.
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    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:09 pm

    It's not after a sentence, but after every single "."

    So like this:

    "This is an example of what I am talking about._ _ Putting two spaces after every period, and only one space after a comma._ _ Thank you."

    I had to use "_" as spaces because it edited out my double spaces.


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    Post by Tuk Tuk on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:10 pm

    Ive never double spaced and ive never been told too.
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    Post by M_Christopher on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:11 pm

    I've taken both Broadcast:Journalism and I am finishing up my Public Relations course and not once have I been taught to put double-spaces after a period.

    I'll look it up in my CP style book and let you know though
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:12 pm

    Dash wrote:It's not after a sentence, but after every single "."

    So like this:

    "This is an example of what I am talking about._ _ Putting two spaces after every period, and only one space after a comma._ _ Thank you."

    I had to use "_" as spaces because it edited out my double spaces.

    How do you put a period in if it's not the end of a sentence? Just curious.


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    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:13 pm

    M_Christopher wrote:I've taken both Broadcast:Journalism and I am finishing up my Public Relations course and not once have I been taught to put double-spaces after a period.

    I'll look it up in my CP style book and let you know though

    Thanks, I was hoping you would answer, based on your background. I am glad you answered NO, cause my late Prof Gord Grant, a chief in the CP never told us that. And he was strict with grammar.
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    Post by M_Christopher on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:14 pm

    Alright, so nowhere in the CP (Canadian Press) Style guide does it mention double-spacing after each sentence.

    My assumtion is that it's a dated-format.
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    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:15 pm

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:
    Dash wrote:It's not after a sentence, but after every single "."

    So like this:

    "This is an example of what I am talking about._ _ Putting two spaces after every period, and only one space after a comma._ _ Thank you."

    I had to use "_" as spaces because it edited out my double spaces.

    How do you put a period in if it's not the end of a sentence? Just curious.

    Sorry if that was confusing.. I meant not hitting "return" after a sentence/paragraph, but pressing 'spacebar' twice after a period. Just wanted to make sure I was clear.
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    Post by M_Christopher on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:15 pm

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:
    Dash wrote:It's not after a sentence, but after every single "."

    So like this:

    "This is an example of what I am talking about._ _ Putting two spaces after every period, and only one space after a comma._ _ Thank you."

    I had to use "_" as spaces because it edited out my double spaces.

    How do you put a period in if it's not the end of a sentence? Just curious.

    You can end a sentence with a ? or a !
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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:16 pm

    Maybe it's not a grammar rule and just a typing rule.

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