(Closed) Punctuation Poll! Just for fun.

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you put a double or single space after your periods?
    double space : (20 votes)
    57 %
    single space : (15 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    2! APA style for lifeeeee

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Definitely 2 spaces!!!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You’re right!  Single space after commas and other ‘pause’ punctuation, but two spaces after ‘stop’ punctuation!   

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    MLA style! 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

    MLA for life πŸ˜›

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Associated Press (journalism) style says one space, so that’s how I always do it. If it’s an English paper or you weren’t trained as a journalist, two spaces are good! It just looks uneven to me now, so I stick with my single space.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee

    Single space for me!

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m a single space gal!

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

    It depends on how desperate I am to make it to the next page in an essay. πŸ˜‰ I remember being taught 2 spaces, but unless I’m trying to get extra pages on a paper, I don’t really use it.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @amariem25:I whole-heartedly agree with your husband. Double spaces were used when people typed on typewriters because of the typesetting. The spacing made the monotype easier to read. There is no need to do so on a computer.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    definitely double space.  That’s the way I was taught in high school, college and law school.

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