He went home , but he forgot his phone .He returned to get it .

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These are some examples, which nowadays get autocorrected by word automatically, but I used to see them a lot. Sadly (or thankfully) Stackexchange also autocorrects multiple consecutive spaces, so I could not show those in the example.

  • Multiple consecutive spaces are not necessarily an error. They are unfashionable nowadays, but they have been used in the past in good typography. See this blog post: heracliteanriver.com/?p=324
    – herisson
    Jun 6, 2016 at 18:15

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Typographical error is

a mistake in printing, typesetting, or typing, especially one caused by striking an incorrect key on a keyboard.

Historical Examples

Page 34: The typographical error "w ash" was changed to "wash."

[American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition and Dictionary.com]


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