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GRAMMAR WARS!

Discussion in 'The Chat' started by Ray, March 23, 2008.

  1. Ray

    Ray Im a Pro?

    Hello,
    thanks for your advice! I wont use anymore abbreviations. Well I know my English isn't perfect but as German I think it is really good. Well. I will remember where the capitals should be placed ;).
    Hope more people might endorse me.

    Ray
     
  2. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    And there's 2 spaces after a full stop :). Good luck bud
     
  3. Binary

    Binary Member

    You shouldn't say that because I can speak and write fluently in more than five languages.
     
  4. rushil01

    rushil01 Maestro of Meyhem

    no theres not... there is only 1
     
  5. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    Sorry rushil but there's 2.
    Bascailly theres 2 after a full stop and 1 after a comma (although it seems with Vbulletin that if you put 2 its shows as 1 regardless). Trust me on this, check it up if you have to.

    Back on subject please.
     
  6. rushil01

    rushil01 Maestro of Meyhem

    ^ "Use one space (not two) after these punctuation marks [sc. period, question mark, exclamation point, or colon], as the practice of using two spaces is just another holdover from using a typewriter." Schriver, Karen A, Dynamics in Document Design, Wiley, NY, 1997, p. 502; "In typewritten (as distinct from typeset) material, it was customary to place two spaces after a colon, semicolon, full stop or other sentence closing punctuation. Programs for word processing and desktop publishing offer more sophisticated, variable spacing, so this practice of double spacing is now avoided because it can create distracting gaps on a page." AGPS Style Manual, 2002, 6th edition, p. 117.

    Sorry but there's one... i just couldn't let that go so yeah... BACK ON TOPIC. Woot Ray...
     
  7. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    But they arnt saying you CANT use two, just stating its a distraction.

    Cmon bud lets get back, WWIII will warn us ;).
     
  8. Echo419

    Echo419 FS Owner

    This grammar argument gets it's own thread

    PREPARE TO FIGHT!

    and my NAZI style : it is only 1 space kthnxbai.

    because it auto corrects bad grammar ^^
     
  9. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    Well ive known it to be 2 so lets just agree we all have our own ways.
    kthnx

    Quoted from Wiki:
    Seems both ways are acceptable and down to personel preference ive been taught one way and others may be taught otherways.

    Nothing personel guys, just a friendly debate :D.
     
  10. Ray

    Ray Im a Pro?

    LOl... Well. I never wanted to start a grammar war! Well. How bad :D. Now I started a War *G*
     
  11. rushil01

    rushil01 Maestro of Meyhem

    Everybook i have ever seen only uses 1 space after a full stop and when i was little i read ALOT of books. Never have i seen 2 spaces. Get with the times bud... according to that article 2 spaces is in the past... move with the times already!
     
  12. BlinkY

    BlinkY Pork is not a Verb

    lol

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