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  1. SpacingRules (about 20 slides)

  2. 2 spaces… After sentence-ending punctuation. • For example, • after a period. • after a question mark? • after an exclamation point!

  3. 2 spaces… After sentence-ending punctuation. • 2 spaces after a period. • Ted is tall. Al is tall too.

  4. 2 spaces… After sentence-ending punctuation. • 2 spaces after a question mark? • Is Ted tall? What about Al?

  5. 2 spaces… After sentence-ending punctuation. • 2 spaces after an exclamation point! • Ted is very tall! So is Al!

  6. 2 spaces after a colon : • After a colon-- : Complete these tasks: run one mile, swim one mile, bike 5 miles.

  7. 1 space After a comma One, two, three, or four?

  8. no space before a comma One, two, three, or four?

  9. 1 space after a comma One, two, three, or four? January 22, 2014

  10. 1 space After a semicolon ; One if by land; two if by sea.

  11. 1 space After an abbreviation Please give Mr. Smith a note.

  12. 1 space Around the ampersand & when joining names We bought Ben & Jerry's ice cream!

  13. no space Around the ampersand & in an abbreviation The PG&E bill came today.

  14. no space Inside the time Please come around 8:30 or so.

  15. no space After a paragraph It began to rain as he walked home. As he turned the corner his dog, Max, met him. It was good to be in a familiar neighborhood. The next day a stranger told him about the lost gold mine.

  16. no space After a paragraph It began to rain as he walked home. As he turned the corner his dog, Max, met him. It was good to be in a familiar neighborhood. The next day a stranger told him about the lost gold mine.

  17. Review 2 spaces • at the end of a sentence. Remember this: don’t be late. I’ll see you later. • after a colon

  18. 1 space After a comma One, two, three, or four?

  19. no space After a paragraph It began to rain as he walked home. As he turned the corner his dog, Max, met him. It was good to be in a familiar neighborhood. The next day a stranger told him about the lost gold mine.

  20. ---end of presentation---