How can I remove the extra blank spaces from a text?

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Mark on 3 May 2022
Commented: Walter Roberson on 3 May 2022
For example, I have the sentence ' I will go to the cinema' . I need this sentence to be written as 'I will go to the cinema'. I need to delete the extras spaces.

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Geoff Hayes
Geoff Hayes on 3 May 2022
@Tiziano dos Santos - you could perhaps use strsplit to split the string on the space character and will create a cell array of strings (the words from your sentence). You could then use join to combine the words with a space between each one (may also need to trim the string first).
There is also probably a clever (better way to do this using) regexprep command that will do the same thing. I tried it and it wasn't too difficult to do.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 3 May 2022
S = ' I will go to the cinema'
S = ' I will go to the cinema'
newS = regexprep(strtrim(S), '\s+', ' ')
newS = 'I will go to the cinema'

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