Writing tip: Type one space after a full stop

Type one space after a full stop

After the full stop at the end of a sentence, type one space. Not two.

One space looks right and feels right and is right.

In the olden days, when typewriters ruled, people were trained to type two spaces after a full stop. That looked right on a typewritten document, but it looks wrong on anything you write electronically.

Some people still type two spaces and advise colleagues to do the same. Don't let this obsolete habit persist.


Rachel McAlpine
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