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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 05:50 PM
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Grammar geeks: One or two spaces between sentences?
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Edited on Fri Nov-19-04 05:52 PM by Stevendsmith
I've been placing two spaces between sentences since I began typing, but I have recently been persuaded to use only one space. Two spaces were necessary when most word-processing was performed on typewriters, but word-processing software and proportional spacing eliminates the need for two spaces.

For those former two-spacers who switched to one space: how long did it take to break the two-space habit?

Also, is it necessary to place two spaces after a colon?
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