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What is the “correct” way of embedding text into math mode?

when I use $$ for mathematics typing, sometimes like $\left\{ x: x is an element of A\right\}$, then it shows "isanelement" by a single word. How do I manage that?

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marked as duplicate by Thorsten, Caramdir, Ian Thompson, David Carlisle, barbara beeton Mar 22 '12 at 17:36

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use \text{ is an element of }

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Better yet, \text{$x$ is an element of $A$}, to guarantee consistent amounts of text whitespace between all words in the sentence. – Mico Mar 22 '12 at 17:54

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