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FAQ Item Punctuation Q. Should there be a space on either side of an ellipsis in the middle of a...line when using the Unicode ellipsis rather than three spaced periods? Example: Should there be a...… space … like this? I’ve read CMOS 13.50, which says that authors can use the ellipsis character in...

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(no space) or 150 mph (with space) and 8mm (no space) or 8 mm (space)? Thank you! A. That would be...CMOS 10.49, which says there should be a space between a numeral and an abbreviation. More examples can be found at 9.16....

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FAQ Item Commas Q. An academic friend does not use a space following a comma,as this demonstrates...recently as the nineteenth century, spaces before commas were common, at least in French. Guide pratique du...: That first line of text (in a detail from page 182) says that in English practice there’s no space ...

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spaces before and after em dashes in typography? The font style on this website leaves at least a tiny... space surrounding the em dash. Would it be CMOS heresy for me to stretch that space? A. “Heresy” is...a bit strong. Even our own publications sometimes play with spacing for display purposes, and some...

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ellipses to indicate text omitted from quoted material. Does one insert a space after the ellipsis if the...cases? The example in CMOS 13.53 appears to have a space but is not clear. A. Chicago puts a space ...after an ellipsis regardless of its function. If you have trouble seeing spaces in CMOS Online, use...

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FAQ Item Punctuation Q. Is there ever a circumstance in which there is not a space before an... spacing (as evidenced here)? A. We could say never and always, respectively, but then someone would...probably write with a counterexample, so let’s just say that normally there’s a space before the...

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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. Help. How many spaces do you leave after a colon in a manuscript? A.... One space after a colon. There is a traditional American typing practice, favored by some, of...leaving two spaces after colons and periods. This practice is discouraged by the University of Chicago...

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FAQ Item Punctuation Q. Our writing department uses Chicago’s style of putting spaces between the...periods in ellipses. The graphic designers argue that in typesetting, the space is much smaller, and.... Everyone is correct. Chicago uses the spaces, but not everyone follows Chicago style. Someone in your...

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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. All right then! I’m steadfastly attempting to adopt the “one space ...until the document is finished, then use the Find and Replace feature to eliminate all double spaces .... In the Find box, type two spaces, and in the Replace With box, type one space. Hit Replace All—and...

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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. About two spaces after a period. As a US Marine, I know that what’s...two spaces after a period. If you refuse to alter your bullheadedness, I will petition the...place two spaces after a period. Period. Semper Fidelis. A. As a US Marine, you’re probably an...

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