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  1. Helen Cater profile image76
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    Also my punctuation has fallen down a well.....What is happening to me the most simple words I forget how to spell. I may need to go back and repeat my English exams....Is it just me or does anyone else worry about these things.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      All the time lol Ive got this love /hate thing with 'i' before 'e' drives me batty!!.
      My backspace button sure takes a pounding lol

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Me too! smile

    2. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are not alone it comes with maturity I certainly do not like to say age. lolololo big_smile

    3. profile image0
      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have never been good at spelling so as I get older I am not really losing anything:)

  2. JamesCurtis profile image60
    JamesCurtisposted 8 years ago

    I always try and remember that line "i before e except after c", but always forget. Weird.

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, very 'wierd'.

  3. Helen Cater profile image76
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    I have problems where to place punctuation and sometimes I take a wild guess and hope for the best....so uncool...I only just leant not to spell buisiness as business...been spelling it that way for years.

  4. Aqua profile image82
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    Oh Helen, you are a kindred spirit. Yes, the older I get the more problems I have with spelling and punctuation. And to think I used to want to major in English...sigh ~

  5. Aqua profile image82
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    Yes, Maturity...that's it! smile

    1. Helen Cater profile image76
      Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is that what it is...gosh you mean it's going to get worse.

  6. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I totally understand.  This is why I'm devoted to MS Word and Firefox...they save me from eternally spelling wrong.  Punctuation is easy for me, although I tend to have run on sentences - I just can't stop myself, you see.

    On tip I learned after I was diagnosed with Dyslexia, read your sentences/paragraphs backwards.  Yes, its daunting, but you catch your grammatical errors and capitalization errors easier.

    1. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I read in another thread (forgot the topic) that it is better to write the hub first in MS Word before copying and pasting on hubpages. I took that advice and I sure am glad I did. It saved me from all those misspelled words and missing punctuation marks I kept having before. Whoever gave that advice, thank you.

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image72
        GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hehehe you just know this recently LOL there emievil...

        This is what I do hehehe... Everytime I type directly to hubpages awww I got a lot of faulty grammar and misspelled words.

      2. Helen Cater profile image76
        Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh boy here we go, i just know i'm gunna kick myself for asking , and before you all start, yes i am blond...What the hell is MS I thought it was a desease. easy explanations please...Blond with no lights on here!!!!

        1. dohn121 profile image82
          dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          MS = Microsoft smile My suggestion to fix your spelling problems is to read as much as you can!  Getting into a habit of reading will breed discipline and memory (for spelling, etc.) Not to mention it's fun smile

          1. Helen Cater profile image76
            Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            more reading you must be joking. I read 3 books per week and have done for the last 15 years..OK I admit since i started hubbing it's been none...but that's only 9 days...There must be something wrong with me.A brain disfunction...gawd did I spell that right.

            1. dohn121 profile image82
              dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Okay, but do you work at trying to improve your spelling/grammar? I'm sure if you put some effort into it, you will excel!  English is actually my second language and I also grew up learning both Thai and Lao (I had no other choice).  You'll improve only if you want to big_smile

              1. Helen Cater profile image76
                Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Oh for sure I am everyday. I'm just a bit of a perfectionist in anything I do..I drive myself crazy..never mind those around me. Think I might take my English Lit and Language degree again...It was 20 years ago.

  7. LVM profile image60
    LVMposted 8 years ago

    It's time someone write about enhancing memory.

    1. Helen Cater profile image76
      Helen Caterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can buy those brain training games..I have one and look where it has got me..Went over my hubs at 5 oclock this morning and I could not beleive all the mistakes in there...I swear to you all they were not there yesterday...I think we have a grammer devil in the hub who goes around changing the text.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I always spell weird incorrectly too...

    1. JamesCurtis profile image60
      JamesCurtisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thought of this thread today when I started my new hub
      "How to write an online dataing profile that works"
      followed by another new hub
      "How to write an online dateing profile that works"
      Bah. I now have these two borked URLs sitting in my profile taunting me...

  9. sabrebIade profile image58
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    I write in notepad, transfer it to Open Office, do a spell check, transfer it to Hub Pages, look for spelling errors and I STILL miss some.
    I have a bad habit of getting into typing and just let the words flow and not worrying about what I am typing, just what I am thinking.
    So don't feel bad.

    1. profile image0
      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I use OpenOffice just not for correcting my spelling mistakes

  10. Anti-Valentine profile image95
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    Well, I use MS Word, so it picks up spelling and grammar errors, and here on the forums, the similar squiggly lines appear if you make a mistake.

    I make sure to check.

    But writing on hubs is different, the text capsules don't indicate spelling mistakes as far as I know...yet.

    1. sabrebIade profile image58
      sabrebIadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm... I wonder why mine does.

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image95
        Anti-Valentineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It does, but not automatically like Word. And if you check the spelling or something, then it messes up everything in the text capsule.

        I don't use it. I forgot it was even there.

  11. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    well some days i spell well..... other days i make quite a few mistakes... grammar needs really brushing up on, i know.  Writing most days now though, i am sure we must improve with time, even if we have lapses in memory, or as my sister calls them senior moments.....

 
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