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Spaces at the ends of a sentence before ? and !

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ButtonLoon Fri 30-Dec-16 15:21:07

I have a coworker who does this and it drives me nuts !
I've also seen it on mumsnet several times this week ? Different posters !

See, makes your eyeballs itch, eh? Especially when published on web content at work. The weird thing is said coworker has only started doing it in the last couple of months, is it just a new thing that people are doing or have I only recently noticed it?

Thank goodness I'm basically the web quality control person and can correct this stuff. I often have to correct grammar and syntax on web content too, but from a different coworker. (sigh)

Teecup Fri 30-Dec-16 15:32:37

I agree, that space drives me crazy!

LapinR0se Fri 30-Dec-16 15:37:10

Is the person a non-native speaker?
The reason I ask is because the space is correct in some languages (e.g. French)

Japonicathehorseygirl Fri 30-Dec-16 15:54:57

Oh dear could be worse , I know someone who leaves gaps when using commas !

imsorryiasked Fri 30-Dec-16 16:02:07

My phone does it automatically and I hate it.

TheTantrumCometh Fri 30-Dec-16 16:23:18

I've never seen this. I would be enraged if I did!

Though this, imo, is not as bad as people who use Capitals At The Start Of Each Word. Why? It's Way More Time Consuming Than Just Doing It Right angry

ButtonLoon Fri 30-Dec-16 22:51:37

Definitely a 100% native speaker, and not using her phone at work! She does the comma thing too, I'd blocked that out!

LindyHemming Fri 20-Jan-17 22:38:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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