# Can we use carriage returns in our Answers?

I'm new to The StackExchange. In attempting to answer questions, I type my 'Answer' and hit the 'Submit' key. But then my 'posted' (visable to everyone) answer has text missing from what I typed. What's going on? Is my problem the fact that I'm entering carriage returns (hitting the 'Enter' key on my keyboard) in my 'Answer'?

First off, welcome to Stack Exchange!

Most likely you are not signaling a new paragraph using Markdown. One carriage return isn't enough; you need to separate paragraphs with two carriage returns:

First sentence.
Second line, but still part of the first paragraph.

Third line in its own paragraph because of two carriage returns ^^^.


This text will render as:

First sentence. Second line, but still part of the first paragraph.

Third line in its own paragraph because of two carriage returns ^^^.