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2.4.2 Sentences

A sentence begins wherever a paragraph or previous sentence ends. The end of a sentence is defined as consisting of a sentence terminating character followed by two spaces or a newline. Two spaces are required to prevent abbreviations (such as Mr.) from being taken as the end of a sentence. Such abbreviations at the end of a line are taken as the end of a sentence. There may also be any number of closing delimiter characters between the sentence terminating character and the spaces or newline.

Sentence terminating characters include: . ? !

Closing delimiter characters include: ) ] > / | " '

LispWorks Editor User Guide (Windows version) - 3 May 2011