English Grammar Poll - Please answer

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    Have you been told to double space after a period?

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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    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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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    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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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    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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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:16 pm

    M_Christopher wrote: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.

    Yeah that's what I thought too.
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:17 pm

    M_Christopher wrote:
    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 !

    Thank you for clearing that up. So it's only the period that's the issue then. Sarcasm


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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Riprock on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:18 pm

    M_Christopher wrote:
    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 !

    Yeah, apparently they say to double space after any sentence, so yeah not just a period lol. And they are not sure if it is a typing or grammatical debate.
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:20 pm

    Dash wrote:
    M_Christopher wrote: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.

    Yeah that's what I thought too.

    Correct spelling is also a dated format. It gets 2 long 2 spell all thoze wordz!!! ttyl
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:24 pm

    Dash wrote:
    M_Christopher wrote:
    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 !

    Yeah, apparently they say to double space after any sentence, so yeah not just a period lol. And they are not sure if it is a typing or grammatical debate.

    From what I've been able to find it's a hold over from the days of the type writer where all letters had the exact same spacing so double spacing after punctuation made it easier to see where sentences ended and began.


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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:29 pm

    Dash wrote: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.

    You should have asked them why MS Word (although not the best authority on all things grammar) gives you a green underline any time you do that. I was told that in grade school, but since then its been frowned upon. My understanding is it is no longer proper english. A lot of classical rules have gone out the window, I think.

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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:31 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.

    Thats a sentence fragment

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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:31 pm

    Dash wrote:
    M_Christopher wrote: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.

    Yeah that's what I thought too.

    me too.
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by LeCaptain on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:33 pm

    I`ve taken tons of grammar classes in my life and I never heard of this.
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Vandelay on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:35 pm

    I'm not sure what's correct but I know I was taught to double space after all periods. I've always done it although I know most people don't.

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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:48 pm

    All you have to do is look at every piece of paper you receive in the mail or you see in a standard office and you won't see two spaces after each sentence.
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by TheAvatar on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:50 pm

    I answered Yes so that's the answer. Thank-you.
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by PTFlea on Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:52 pm

    Two spaces after a period, one space after a comma.

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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:02 pm

    No one does that though...
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    Re: English Grammar Poll - Please answer

    Post by PKC on Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:05 pm

    First, double-spacing is not grammatical, it's syntax.
    The use of double-spacing, or more appropriately known as full-stops, was used during the years of typewriting when monospaced typefaces were used.
    The full-stops were used to denote the end of a sentence within a paragraph because the spacing between letters was significantly larger than it is now -- also known as kerning and tracking for those who are familiar with print tradition.
    The Canadian Press style guide wouldn't have anything on this in it's book because newspapers use font justifications in their newsprint and computers have different em spacing than typewriters.
    While some might encourage the use of double-spacing after full stops, it's a pretty outdated technique. Especially with computers adjusting the tracking of letters, there really shouldn't be anymore confusion as to when one sentence ends and the other begins.
    Unless you were typing your work on relics, I'd argue with your facilitators that they are imbeciles and don't know the correct meaning of the word grammar, let alone the purpose of double spacing after sentences.
    Hope this helps.

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