Connect with us


Double Spacing After Sentences Is Wrong & Will Be Detected As Error, Microsoft Word Says


Source: Reddit & The Verge

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Ever been told to use two spaces in between sentences in your assignments during college or university? Well, apparently that’s not how you should do it!

Microsoft has made it clear once and for all: Two spaces between sentences is too many.

Entering a double space after a period will be marked as an error in Microsoft Word with those dreaded blue squiggly lines that you often see. The change will be rolled out gradually across Word, so you might only get to see it when the software updates.


The change was first noticed by law professor Alan Chen from the University of Denver and reported by tech outlet, The Verge.

Using two spaces at the end of sentences was a habit practised in the era of typewriters where typists spaced twice to clearly define the end of a sentence.

This is because characters were “monospaced” back then, which means that each character takes up the same amount of space on the page. Whereas today, most fonts adjust the width of characters so sentences are easier to read.

Shutterstock 781011856 680X454 1

Very few style guides advise the use of double spaces after the period while, unlike the APA, Chicago Manual of Style, AP and US Government Printing Office Style Manual, which all recommend a single space between sentences.

There aren’t many contemporary benefits of double spaces after a sentence, aside from taking up more space on a page – which I’m sure many university students are grateful for.

However, if you simply cannot change the habit of using your beloved double space, you can adjust the settings in Word.

When Word marks it as an error, right click to view your options. You can ask Word to ignore this issue when it comes up again or view every grammatical issue the software will mark and remove spacing from the list of errors.

Do you use double spacing after a sentence? What do you think of this change? Let us know in the comments below!


Also read: M’sian Technician Shares Little-Known Effect Of Switching On Both The Air-Cond & Ceiling Fan

Malaysian Technician Shares Little-Known Effect Of Switching On Both The Air-Cond &Amp; Ceiling Fan - World Of Buzz 4

Source: The Verge
Source: Recovery

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 7 2 Collage 7 2
News8 hours ago

“We’re grateful for your support” – MBO Cinemas in PJ Mall Announces Sudden Closure Effective TODAY

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus has rendered some businesses to mellow down, including cinemas. Movie enthusiasts, however, will still rush to...

Collage 6 2 Collage 6 2
News15 hours ago

“I’ve killed her” – Man Turns Himself in to PDRM After Murdering His Wife Who Wanted a Divorce

Sometimes, not all connections are meant to last. What we shall do (as tough as it is) is to pick...

Collage 2024 06 21T104144.669 Collage 2024 06 21T104144.669
News15 hours ago

Study: Malaysia Scores 5.8/10 for Safety from the State in Human Rights

In a recent study, a global rights monitor found that Malaysians had less freedom to feel safe from their government,...

121212 121212
News1 day ago

Sultan Johor Sets Record with RM1.75M Bid for “FFF 1” Plate Number, Hopes to Benefit Rakyat!

On February 20th, His Majesty the King of Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ibrahim, made headlines by winning the bid...

My Post 1 2024 06 20T101046.427 My Post 1 2024 06 20T101046.427
News2 days ago

British Researchers Have Detected Signals That Could Lead to the Discovery of MH370

10 years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, new signs have popped up as British researchers detected signals...

My Post 1 2024 06 19T170718.079 My Post 1 2024 06 19T170718.079
News2 days ago

Pudu LRT Passengers had the Fright of Their Lives After Train Became Hot Due to Very Close Building on Fire

Imagine being on the LRT, like any other day, only for the LRT to suddenly be surrounded by heat and...

Collage 5 2 Collage 5 2
News2 days ago

Man in China Accidentally Kills Cheating Wife After Beating Her Buttocks for 20 Mins Straight With a Shoe

Man or woman, it’s never easy to deal with a cheating partner. Resorting to physical violence, however, is never an...

My Post 1 2024 06 19T162109.519 My Post 1 2024 06 19T162109.519
News2 days ago

Thai Medical Intern Uses Muay Thai Skills to Fight Off Drunk Nursing Assistant’s Assault

As women, we’re constantly told to sign up for and attend self-defence classes to be able to protect ourselves when...


Latest Videos