Grammar GuidePeriodHow many spaces should you leave between words and sentences?

How many spaces should you leave between words and sentences?

How many spaces should you leave between words and sentences?

The best practice for writing is to leave only one space between words and sentences. Some people were taught to leave two spaces between sentences, but this is considered incorrect now.

If, for some reason, you need to use more space between words then maybe consider using the 'tab' key instead. This will ensure that your words are correctly aligned.

In many word processors, you can quickly remove all double spaces using the 'Find and Replace' functionality.

To do this:

  • Activate the 'Replace' dialog (usually from the 'Edit' menu);
  • Enter two spaces in the 'Find what' box, and one space in the 'Replace with' box;
  • Click 'Replace all'