I know, I know. Most of us who learned to type on one of those—whatchamacallit—typewriters have a thing for hitting the space bar twice.
Unfortunately, that “two spaces” rule is going the way of the dinosaur. Modern word-processing programs are intuitive. They automatically insert a little more room after the end period, question mark, or exclamation point so that you don’t have to.
As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t. It may seem counterintuitive (or even wrong) to only add one space. You might feel as though you’re committing the unpardonable sin. But the time has come to stop inserting two spaces after ending punctuation.
If my word doesn’t hold enough sway, here are few more voices on the subject.
Though it was once acceptable, it’s now a bad habit you might want to break. If I could learn to stop using double spaces, I’m confident you can too!
Are you a one-spacer or a two-spacer? What do you think about this somewhat-controversial subject?