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    #1

    Should there be space?

    1. The website link is http://www.usingenglish.com. It is a good site.
    2. The website link is http://www.usingenglish.com . It is a good site.
    3. English is fun. (source: http://www.usingenglish.com)
    4. English is fun. (source: http://www.usingenglish.com )

    Which one is right? Is 2. and 4. ok?

    Should there space? I am asking this because sometimes in email/websites, links are automatically convert to clickable links and the last . or ) is also added to the link and the link cannot be loaded.

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    Re: Should there be space?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    1. The website link is http://www.usingenglish.com. It is a good site.
    2. The website link is http://www.usingenglish.com . It is a good site.
    3. English is fun. (source: http://www.usingenglish.com)
    4. English is fun. (source: http://www.usingenglish.com )

    Which one is right? Is Are 2. and 4. ok? You are talking about 2 and 4: two subjects, so the verb becomes 3rd person plural

    Should there be space? (Remember to put the verb in!) I am asking this because sometimes in email/websites, links are automatically converted to clickable links and the last . or ) is also added to the link and the link cannot be loaded.
    There should never be a space between the last word in a sentence and the full stop, and neither should there be any space between the brackets and the phrase inside. If you are formatting such links and having problems, format the link first and then add the last piece of punctuation.

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    Re: Should there be space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    okOK?

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    #4

    Re: Should there be space?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calis View Post
    There should never be a space between the last word in a sentence and the full stop, and neither should there be any space between the brackets and the phrase inside. If you are formatting such links and having problems, format the link first and then add the last piece of punctuation.

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    That is true most of the time. However, when one ends a sentence with a hot link, the period/full stop becomes part of link but then the link does not work. I leave a space between a hot link and a full stop if the link ends the sentence. The same would be true of a bracket.

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