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Writing and reading other people's writing probably consumes 80% of my work-day and I rarely come across someone who uses one space.  I like the idea of one space though, and I'd switch if I were permitted to do so.  But at the same time it seems silly to say that two is wrong when so many people do it.  If "literal" can have two definitions that are the exact opposite of each other, there's room in this world for one-spacers and two-spacers.

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Writing and reading other people's writing probably consumes 80% of my work-day and I rarely come across someone who uses one space.  I like the idea of one space though, and I'd switch if I were permitted to do so.  But at the same time it seems silly to say that two is wrong when so many people do it.  If "literal" can have two definitions that are the exact opposite of each other, there's room in this world for one-spacers and two-spacers.

Right.  That is kind of how I feel.  If one space was correct, I'd happily switch.  But it sounds to me like one space is no more correct than "colour" is correct.  It's one way, but there is another, and both work just fine.  Until the author can tell me exactly how many extra nanoseconds people pause after that extra space, and then tell me how that will ruin the flow of the writing, then I'll probably just continue to go ahead and use two spaces.  Since it's an ingrained habit anyway.

post #939 of 1090
Two must be used at the end of a sentence!! If you don't believe me just ask ee cummings.
post #940 of 1090
Oops. Blew my joke by using a period at the end. I am so not grammatically funny.
post #941 of 1090
Nor my language colourful.
post #942 of 1090
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Thanks for the responses! Will defiantly try it out!

 

@mackingchicken is gonna try it out but he is still defiant. Fight the power Brother!! :beer:

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Thanks for the responses! Will defiantly try it out!

 

@mackingchicken is gonna try it out but he is still defiant. Fight the power Brother!! :beer:

Broseph, you missed a comma there! It's always good to be extra fastidious when calling out an erroneous post! :doh:

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Broseph, you missed a comma there! It's always good to be extra fastidious when calling out an erroneous post! :doh:

Where?

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Where?

Between your but and your out.

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Between your but and your out.

 

 

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@mackingchicken is gonna try it out but he is still defiant. Fight the power Brother!! :beer:

Busted. :8) I will point out that a comma is not always necessary but, it is in this case. **** all y'all. :-P

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Between your but and your out.

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@mackingchicken
 is gonna try it out but he is still defiant. Fight the power Brother!! c2_beer.gif
Busted. b4_blushing.gif  I will point out that a comma is not always necessary but, it is in this case. **** all y'all. b2_tongue.gif
I was taught it was optional as well.
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Between your but and your out.

Tehehe ... there are commas between Ernie's butt!

 

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I was taught it was optional as well.

Commas, are, optional?

 

Well, shoot, then, I, am, going, to, get, my, moneys, worth!!!

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I was taught it was optional as well.

Not optional, situational. If the words following the "but" form a complete sentence then a comma is appropriate.

 

Examples:

 

  • I thought I lost my ball but, I found it.

 

  • I thought I lost my ball but eventually found it.
post #950 of 1090
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Not optional, situational. If the words following the "but" form a complete sentence then a comma is appropriate.

 

Examples:

 

  • I thought I lost my ball but, I found it.

You sure?  That does not look right to me.

 

It seems to me like the pause should come before the but.

 

I thought I lost my ball, but I found it.

 

P.S.  You are full of ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I saw you drop that one out of your pocket, you flippin' cheater!!!!!!!!!!! :-P

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You sure?  That does not look right to me.

It seems to me like the pause should come before the but.

I thought I lost my ball, but I found it.

P.S.  You are full of ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I saw you drop that one out of your pocket, you flippin' cheater!!!!!!!!!!! b2_tongue.gif
Not 100% sure, fairly certain though.

See how I avoided the "but" altogether there. a2_wink.gif

Maybe one of our resident grammar police can clear this up?
post #952 of 1090
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Defiantly work on this! I feelt as though it was a bit rushed when I watched it aswell

 

Paging @mackingchicken - the word is "definitely." Not "defiantly." People are going to judge you based on these kinds of things (right or wrong, but all things equal, you'd rather not be judged poorly because of spelling, right?). You'll do yourself a favor if you learn these things earlier on… :)

post #953 of 1090
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Not optional, situational. If the words following the "but" form a complete sentence then a comma is appropriate.

Examples:
  • I thought I lost my ball but, I found it.

Ya, not an English major here, but that sound wrong. :) it is almost like saying, Salad tastes good but, it tastes better with dressing!

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You sure?  That does not look right to me.

It seems to me like the pause should come before the but.

I thought I lost my ball, but I found it.

P.S.  You are full of ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I saw you drop that one out of your pocket, you flippin' cheater!!!!!!!!!!! b2_tongue.gif

Right on!
post #954 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

Not optional, situational. If the words following the "but" form a complete sentence then a comma is appropriate.

 

Examples:

 

  • I thought I lost my ball but, I found it.

 

  • I thought I lost my ball but eventually found it.

 

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

You sure?  That does not look right to me.

 

It seems to me like the pause should come before the but.

 

I thought I lost my ball, but I found it.

 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

Not 100% sure, fairly certain though.

Maybe one of our resident grammar police can clear this up?

Oh, @saevel25 ... where are you???:-P

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