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    no indenting of first paragraph

    Why is the first paragraph in a novel not indented when the others are? In school, I was taught and I believe every student is taught to indent the first and subsequent paragraphs.

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    Re: no indenting of first paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Why is the first paragraph in a novel not indented when the others are? In school, I was taught and I believe every student is taught to indent the first and subsequent paragraphs.

    Many thanks.
    The current convention is that if your paragraphs are unspaced, then indent; if the paragraphs have a line space between them, then no indent.

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