3 Answered Questions for the topic ponctuation


Pourquoi place-t-on une espace avant les ponctuations fortes? — Why is there a space before certain punctuation marks?

Par exemple, le point d'exclamation `!`, le point d'interrogation `?` et le point-virgule `;` sont précédés d'une espace, contrairement à l'usage anglais. Historiquement, y a-t-il eu une raison ou... more
Ponctuation French Usage Grammaire


Is it ever appropriate to hyphenate a verb phrase in French which is used like a single word?

In French, there are many verb phrases which are used like single words, and are not to be interpreted along with the grammar of the surrounding sentence, eg. ‘mise à jour’, ‘mise en jeu’, ‘garde à... more
Ponctuation French Usage Orthographe


Which space should one use before punctuation ? Does it depends on the technology?

French puts extra spacing between words and certain punctuation marks including *?*.But should it be a space, a half a space, or a non-breaking space (`&nbsp`) technically? Or does it vary... more

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