Just wondered if there was any point in having a spelling and grammar checker wi

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  1. leni sands profile image67
    leni sandsposted 13 years ago

    Just wondered if there was any point in having a spelling and grammar checker within hubpages?

    I raise this question because I see a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes while reading through hubs.  It spoils an excellent piece of work.  If people wrote their piece in word, first or whatever wordprocessing program they use, spell check it and then copy and pasted to the hub then these problems would probably be corrected.  For those like me, who sometimes write straight into a hubpage - errors are easily missed.  I correct any problems during edit, after publishing, hoping I've corrected all and if not, maybe someone would let me know so I can correct it.  Just an idea!

  2. Alpha Romeo profile image64
    Alpha Romeoposted 13 years ago

    i think it's a very important tool. So many times when you're on a roll and just typing like crazy, you end up making mistakes and spell checker is awesome for fixing it.

  3. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 13 years ago

    These are definitely great tools for those who know how to use them and do. It would be great if people who do not even know how to form a proper sentence, let alone an idea and write it out in properly spoken or written form, would learn how before they start using a computer on this site. It makes me ill the number of idiotic incomplete questions asked on this site.

  4. smallperson profile image59
    smallpersonposted 13 years ago

    I vote YES to spell check, I am one of those who spend twice as much time on checking then on the original ideas. My worry is that most of the U.S. lives on FaceBook and now have forgotten how to spell.

  5. Doc Snow profile image88
    Doc Snowposted 13 years ago

    I'd agree with the previous answers.  Attention to the so-called "mechanics" of the English language is too often lacking.  The Canadian writer Alice Munro--winner of the 2009 Booker Prize--when asked by a young man whether or not he should become a writer responded, "I don't know--do you like sentences?"

    I see too many sentences on Hubpages that are really, really hard to tolerate, let alone like.

  6. brakel2 profile image73
    brakel2posted 13 years ago

    I  asked a similar question  and got negative answers. When I took writing courses, the instructors always stressed using grammar and spell checker. I believe that is very important, as I too see many errors. There are some writers on this site who could teach writing and possess these skills. However, there are others who make mistakes and learn by their mistakes. I always use a spelling and grammar checker on MS Word, which is not perfect, but does help the writer. I had a hubber point out an error of mine, so I appreciate all the help I can get.

  7. chasemillis profile image71
    chasemillisposted 13 years ago

    This thing has helped me sooo much that it's not even funny. If their as a vote on it, mine would be YES!!

  8. profile image0
    kada94566posted 12 years ago

    I wrote a letter to Ghost32 how do I know if he got it?
    and can I change my screen name? kada35 would be better

  9. Nellieanna profile image67
    Nellieannaposted 12 years ago

    Leni, there is a spell-checker option in each text capsule.  It's labelled ABC in the row of options at the top.  It has to be selected to spellcheck, though.

    Kada, it's not possible to change a screen name.  If you really want it different you'd have to resign and sign back up with the preferred screen name.  Since you've not been here long, it's the best time to do that before you've accumulated a lot of activity on your hub site.  But you'd lose whatever you have now gathered, of course.  Keep a record of who you've followed so you can redo them.  You might want to let your follower know if you decide to do that.

    The only way you'll know if Ghost32 receives your letter is if and when you get a reply (in your email inbox).

    1. Nellieanna profile image67
      Nellieannaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Leni.  I believe the 'Toggle Spell Checker" labelled ABC has been there as long as I've been here, - going on 4 years.  But one has to know to click it.  It's not automatic.

  10. leni sands profile image67
    leni sandsposted 12 years ago

    Thank you to everyone for your comments.  I was relatively new when I asked this question and now there appears to be a spell checker - not altogether sure whether it has always been there, Nellieanna!  Lovely to hear from you again hope you are well.

  11. hawkdad73 profile image60
    hawkdad73posted 12 years ago

    Being a proofreader, I have found that spell checking can only catch so much.  A lot of times, such programs don't catch word usage errors or subject/verb agreement.  I have sent back papers red-marked that spell-checked without any errors.  The errors in my writing were not evident until I learned what to watch for.  A lot of people do not see it as a problem.  I called someone on it once and they said, "this is the Internet!"

    That being said, I think the more "eyes" you have on a project, the better.  Two proofreaders are always better than one; three readings are always better than two...even if spell-checking programs are flawed,using the one on Word and then the one on HubPages helps catch more than nothing.

  12. Roktim Raju profile image57
    Roktim Rajuposted 11 years ago

    I strongly agree with you. Hubpage have only spell checker but does not have grammar checker. So I always use http://proofreadbot.com for grammar checker for every article.


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