Specifically, should there be a space after a sentence last letter or directly after the written last letter ? I personally prefer a space (to me, the text is clearer to read) but perhaps (grammatically) I should write without a space ? Please advise.

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You should never leave a space between the end of a sentence and punctuation marks that is what all grammar references say.


The '!' or '?' are the sentence-terminating characters that are replacing the fullstop '.' so you do the same spacing for all three, i.e. none.

Assuming you're writing in English that is, the usage is different in different languages (French for example has a space before '!' and '?').

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