If you do any of the following, you’re probably over 40 #Grammar #Justforfun #AmWriting

D.E. Haggerty

I was just working on a document a fellow writer sent me for review, and I couldn’t help but notice all those spaces between sentences. Ah, I thought, she must be over forty since she’s using the old-fashioned two spaces after a sentence rule. That got me to thinking about grammar rules that have changed and whether it’s possible to guess someone’s age from their grammar. So, just for fun, let’s have a look at grammar that gives away your age.

grammar-3Two spaces between sentences. If you use two spaces after a period, you’re probably over forty or use a manual typewriter. And I really hope you don’t use a manual typewriter. There are actually people out there who do. Yes, it’s true. I once took a job at the Province of North Holland to replace someone who was retiring. Not only did the man use a MANUAL typewriter, but…

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13 thoughts on “If you do any of the following, you’re probably over 40 #Grammar #Justforfun #AmWriting

  1. Thanks for the re-blog. It sounds like I’m the only ‘old’ person who isn’t upset about the two spaces thing. Probably because I came to the Netherlands right after finishing law school and it was beaten out of me then! And it’s easier and I’m really just a lazy person at heart.

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