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Punctuation and Spacing Rules
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Do not space after an internal period in an abbreviation.
(Ph.d., i.e., a.m.)
Space once after a period following an abbreviation.
Space once after a period following a person's initial.
J. P. Morgan
Space once after a comma used as punctuation.
If you plan to be here for the week, try to visit the Smokey Mountains.
Space once after a question mark at the end of a sentence.
When is the next volleyball game?
Space once after a period at the end of the sentence.
The pep rally will begin at 10:50 a.m.
Do not space before a semicolon and space once after a semicolon used as punctuation.
Being critical is easy; being constructive is not so easy.
Do not space between a figure and $, %, #, and /.
Do not space before or after a hyphen is used to join words or a figure and a word-nor before or after a dash (2 hyphens).
Do not space before a colon and space once after a colon used as punctuation.
These are my favorite things to do, Hike, read, swim, and run.
Do not space between () and the copy they enclose.
The amendments (Exhibit A) are enclosed.
Do not space between an apostrophe and a preceding or following letter.
Do not space between an apostrophe and a preceding number when used as a symbol for noting feet or minutes.
5' x 8'
Do not space between the opening quotation mark and the copy it precedes and the ending quotation mark.
She said, "You can't succeed if you don't try."
Do not space between the symbol & and the letters it joins.
D&M Drafting Company
Space once before and after the symbol & used to join words.
Jim & Joan
Do not space between * and the copy it precedes or follows.
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