I was shocked: Only one space after a sentence.

O.k. I’m old enough to have been taught how to type on a manual typewriter, so, I guess have an excuse.  I’ve been using two spaces after the end of a sentence all through out college, even graduate school, and all my professional career.  The shocker:  I have never been corrected!  I was flabbergasted to find this article on Slate.com, Two spaces after a period: Why you should never, ever do it. – Slate Magazine. I even looked it up in the venerable A Manual for Writers, cross-checking like a good Librarian should, and, sure enough, one should type a single space at the end of a sentence. I guess the last school bell never rings.


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