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What is the number of spaces between words and sentences apa format?


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November 25, 2009 2:04PM

I use one space, some computers will put and extra little space in between sentences automatically to make it clear it is separate. Some computers or rather word processors will not allow you to have two spaces or say that it is grammatically incorrect to have two. I have done a lot of research and there is no specifically correct answer because there is no supporting evidence that using either is better or worse. It is all opinion. I use one because I was taught that way. I believe, however, that it does not matter if you use one or the other. You may come across the person who has a strong belief in one of the two, then I would do it their way. Other than that, do it the way you want.

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According to the 6th Edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, space twice after punctuation marks at the end of a sentence. Section 4.01 - last sentence.