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  1. PUNCTUATION SPACING

  2. PUNCTUATION SPACING • When typing/keying on a computer, use only one space following periods, commas, semicolons, colons, exclamation marks, question marks, and quotation marks. • DONOT put spaces on either side of a hyphen.

  3. Punctuation Spacing Rules COLON PERIOD Space once after a period used with initials or titles. Example: M.T.W. Example: Mr. Jones • Space twice after a colon. : .

  4. Punctuation Spacing Rules (Period ) (Question Mark) (Exclamation Mark) • Space twice after the punctuation at the end of a sentence. . ? !

  5. Punctuation Spacing Rules Open Parenthesis Closed Parenthesis Space once after a closed parenthesis but do not space before it. • Space once before an open parenthesis but do not space after it. ( )

  6. Punctuation Spacing Rules Number sign Ampersand (the and symbol) Space before and after the ampersand (the and symbol). • Do not space between the number and the number sign. • (The sign before a number means number and after a number it means pounds. & #

  7. Punctuation Spacing Rules Dollar Sign “At” Symbol Space once before and after the “at” symbol, except in email addresses. • Do not space between the dollar sign and the number.

  8. Punctuation Spacing Rules Percent Sign Forward Slash Do not space before or after the forward slash. • Do not space between the number and the percent sign. /