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How dependent are you on Spell Check?


Seeing made up words and misspellings all over HubPages made me wonder how dependent most people are on spell check. I do just fine checking my own work and using a dictionary (although I know I'm not perfect). I also know there are those who type their work into Word before posting them in a Hub, which is a great idea.

 

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    Juls2 5 years ago

    You have put up top points about spell check.

    I must say, my spelling mistakes are many, but here, the 'mind' was actually meant to be 'mind' as in "mind you, it is ... " & not, as understood - "mine is in ... "

    Perhaps it's where I'm from :-)

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    While spell checkers can catch minor inconsistencies and typographic errors, they cannot correct grammar, as with the third person and a plural or fictative verb (one that takes two objects). It is easy to know who uses a spell checker and who knows


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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    I salute you. I can tell with an initial reading who uses spell checkers and who knows how to spell. The latter is educated and educatable; I do not pass spell check users as generally they do not proof their work nor add a style of their own.

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    Spell checkers are available in every language I communicate in: Canadian, USA, UK, South African, etc. English as well as non-English languages. Spell checkers, sadly, limit learning of a language and deaden what the author is writing.

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    Bravo! As a professor of grammar and spelling, your response is stellar. True scholars and serious writers know both grammar and spelling and are energized using dictionaries, etc. Those who use spell checkers usually are unaccomplished writers.

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    That is another point few people know--that spell check/Spellcheck has different spellings and/or word separations based on the language. For example, in the UK a cooker in the USA is a stove; a lorry in the UK is a USA truck; etc.

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    That depends on what word the Spell checker assumes is wrong or right based on data input--it does not know grammar and therefore cannot correct a word that is used in a different context. You may have to compose an essay--when your computer is down.

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Spell check--an elementary tool but not one for serious scholarship

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    For the sake of your readers, I encourage you to slow down: read what you wrote, correct any and all errors, and make certain it is succinct and understandable. Make haste slowly (festina lenta [Latin] speude bradeos [Greek]). People judge words.

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 5 years ago

    When I taught on Maui (at Mauna Olu College), we were fortunate not to have computers or Spell Check. We used dictionaries--the unabridged ones (I rejected "pocket" books), as even in college we had spelling bees. The students learned--then.