Writing Prompt ~ Proper Spacing
Writing Prompt: When children are taught how to print in English, they learn to put a finger after a period before they start the next sentence. Writing that is too squished together is difficult to read. In English, a space is required after a comma, colon, or semicolon (not before). You must also place a space after a period or exclamation mark (not before). Now that more people are typing or using mobile devices to write, spacing requires an action. You have to press a button to leave the required space after words, punctuation, and paragraphs. Lazy or incorrect spacing turns readers off. Even if you are trying to type on a small device, such as your phone, you should still add a space after (not before) a comma or period. Review the following types of punctuation, and pay attention to the spacing required. (Look at the spacing required with brackets, too.) Then write a paragraph about the funniest person you know. Demonstrate your understanding of spacing.