# Best choice between using \\ or leaving space after each paragraph to end the paragraph

Here is the thing, I have always used a blank space between paragraphs in order to tell latex that there is a new paragraph. But there is someone I work with very often that keeps using \\ to break a line after a paragraph...

This is really annoying so I wanted to know if there is a real advantage of using \\ over just leaving a space.

Note that I am not referring to the paragraph environment, but to the simple term paragraph.

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