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Apologies if this is answered already. I can't find the answer anywhere.

Right now, my footnotes look like this: enter image description here

I would like them to look like this, i.e. to not be superscript & to have a period after them, as here: enter image description here

My understanding is that Chicago-style produces this footnote style, but I would like to have this footnote style without using biblatex or Chicago.

What I've found only gives me this (using \deffootnote{2em}{2em}{\thefootnotemark.\enskip}): enter image description here

Thank you in advance for any help/guidance!

A MWE:

\documentclass[reqno, 11pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=1.5in]{geometry}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{lastpage}
\pagestyle{plain}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{epigraph}
\usepackage{verbatim} %gives a begin{comment} enviro 
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,enumitem} 
\usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table]{xcolor} 
\usepackage{scrextend} %customize footnotes
\usepackage[hyphens]{url} %breaks up URL's to prevent overfull hbox 
\usepackage{lipsum}

%Fonts and Sections 
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[osf,sc]{mathpazo}
\usepackage{titlesec}

%%FOOTNOTE
%\deffootnote{2em}{2em}{\thefootnotemark.\enskip} %gives period and alignment... 
\makeatletter
\makeatother

\begin{document} 
    \title{TITLE}
    \author{} 
    \date{}
    \maketitle

\section{Test}
Testing testing testing\footnote{Test footnote. Let's see what this looks like. Let's see what it looks like when it's even longer, to see how it looks on two lines.}. TEST TEST EST.\footnote{Testing again.}

\end{document}
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You can do this much more simply than your own answer.

\documentclass{article}
\makeatletter
\renewcommand\@makefntext[1]{\parindent 1.8em\@thefnmark.~#1}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\null\vfill
Filler text.\footnote{Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,
sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.}
Filler text.\footnote{Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,
sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.}
\end{document}

output

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So, it turns out my partner is -- unbeknownst to me -- a footnote expert.

This is what he came up with:

\makeatletter

% % footnote modification: must be between \makeatletter and \makeatother

\renewcommand{\@makefntext}[1]{%
  \setlength{\parindent}{0pt}%
 
  \begin{list}{}{\setlength{\labelwidth}{0mm}% indents footnote text 
    \setlength{\leftmargin}{\labelwidth}%
    \setlength{\labelsep}{3pt}% moves footnote mark to the left
     \setlength{\itemsep}{0pt}%
      \setlength{\parsep}{0pt}%
      \setlength{\topsep}{-3pt}% removes separation between footnotes
    \footnotesize}%
  \item[\hspace{1em} \@thefnmark.\hfill]#1% @makefnmark
  \end{list}%
}
%      \setlength{\footnotesep}{0pt}%

\makeatother

Sharing in case this helps someone out.

Also, neither of us is quite sure what the following commands do, so if anyone has guidance on that, that'd be useful knowledge:

    \setlength{\leftmargin}{\labelwidth}%
     \setlength{\itemsep}{0pt}%
      \setlength{\parsep}{0pt}%

Same with the \hfill toward the end.

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