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## 15 Making paragraphs

To start a paragraph, just type some text. To end the current paragraph, put an empty line. This is three paragraphs, separated by two empty lines.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession
of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his
first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds
of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property
of some one or other of their daughters.

My dear Mr. Bennet,'' said his lady to him one day,
have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?''


The separator lines must be empty, including not containing a comment character, %.

Once LaTeX has gathered all of a paragraph’s contents it divides that content into lines in a way that is optimized over the entire paragraph (see Line breaking).

There are places where a new paragraph is not permitted. Don’t put a blank line in math mode (see Modes); here the line before the

$$2^{|S|} > |S|$$


will get you the error ‘Missing \$ inserted’. Similarly, the blank line in this section argument

\section{aaa

bbb}


gets ‘Runaway argument? {aaa ! Paragraph ended before \@sect was complete’.