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Why is there a space between the end of the sentence and the exclamation mark?

EugeneKwiziq community member

Why is there a space between the end of the sentence and the exclamation mark?

Is it always the case?

Asked 2 months agoWriting, Exclamation mark
AndreaC1Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

Hi Eugene,

yes, French punctuation is different from English - it is just the way it is done. There is also a space before question marks, though not before commas or full stops.  Also you have probably noticed that French indicates the start and end of speech in a different way to English.  I don't know if editors of French books normally have a way to prevent the exclamation and question marks going on to the next line, but when this happens we notice.

 

Why is there a space between the end of the sentence and the exclamation mark?

Is it always the case?

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