How many spaces go after a period?

  • English Grammar and Usage, Reader Polls, Small Law Firms

    Small Firms, Big Lawyers: A Period Piece

    My overlords here at ATL thought it would be fun to run a poll about whether there should be one space or two after a period. As if these things are decided by popularity, rather than by rules. This is strange, really, because just about all of you reading this are lawyers or studying to […]

    92 Comments / / Aug 17, 2011 at 1:45 PM
  • English Grammar and Usage, Reader Polls

    A Random Friday Poll: One Space or Two Between Sentences?

    Members of this profession really, really like rules, especially rules about proper English grammar and usage. Be it confusion over a homophone, misuse of a hyphen, or incorrect placement of a semicolon, every grammar Nazi has a special place reserved in his heart for the idiot who screws these things up. And that is why the topic of last week’s reader poll was about how many spaces one should use between sentences….

    238 Comments / / Aug 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM