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.
I never use it and come off as being a total dork sometimes because of it... But it is a good way to show that I am at least authentic, and human.. ~smiles~
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.
The browser I use comes with spell check, so I am forced to use it. The only time it ever corrects me is if I made a common typo or used the Canadian spelling instead of the American spelling. But as I said if you want to be sure about your spelling just use a browser with spell check built in and always reread your hub for errors.
I use it all the time.
My browser has spell check as well. Mind, it's American English and at the best of times I am not a good speller, so also have The Oxford Dictionary bookmarked.
Yes, my browser has a UK English spellcheck on it. (In fact it's now telling me that the word "spellcheck is wrong, so I'll use "spell check" instead). I'm usually careful of spelling, but I'm very glad of it for any typos that I make, either by accident or for those words that I tend to spell wrong.
Very dependent. I think spell check has made me a worse speller. If I come across a word I can't spell, I never take a moment to commit the correct spelling to memory. What's the point? My trusty spell checker will catch it for me next time too.
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.
I always use it. It's important to me to put my best form forward as a writer and I get very embarrassed if I haven't used spell check and I make a goof!
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
Regardless, Dr. Ide, basic spelling mistakes are easily avoidable if spell check is used.
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Hardly at all. I've found that spell check can actually create just as many grammatical errors as it solves. I believe the only way to strengthen the mind in regards to grammar and spelling is to read for at least five to six hours a day, it helps you envision words more clearly, whereas spell checking is the lazy way to learn.
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.
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.
Pretty much totally dependent. When I was in Grad school, I had a professor who gave an automatic "F" if she found a word that was misspelled and in the spell check dictionary. Her view was that you had no business misspelling with such an easy tool at your disposal. Beyond that, I type pretty fast but with little dexterity, so I always have plenty of misspellings. I would be forced to slow down significantly without it.
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.
I am very dependent on Spell Check. I use it all the time. However, there are times when Spell Check does not get it right.
Spell checkers (from Google to Yahoo and others) are frequently wrong when working electronically on a page. Spell checkers only verify if a typed word is correct, but do not distinguish between "from" and "form". The numerous inconsistencies in words can add confusion to any composition or essay (and the two words do not mean the same thing).
A person learns more by referencing a dictionary, word list, grammar guide, and other material than by letting a machine do the work. Spell checkers not only ignore obvious inaccuracies but do not even recognize words that exist in the targeted language as with the words "resume" (where there is an accent over both vowels "e" and refers to a form curriculum or work vita) and "resume" (a word that has no diacritics (a mark, point, or sign added or attached to a letter or character to distinguish it from another of similar form) and means "to start again").
Students who write papers for my classes are upset when they get a low grade when I award numerics to their paper or put a letter grade on it--circling spelling errors, misused words, and bad grammar. Their major protestation is that they used Spell checkers and assumed that the equipment understood the nuances of language. When I direct them to a dictionary, they are amazed at how little knowledge really is a part of the system they used. I am opposed to spell checkers, as can be seen in one thoughtful comment where the write commented: "Mind [sic: mine], is American English". We need to return to exacting education, reading books and books on books, and writing with knowledge requiring subject mastery.
Not at all! I AM the spell-check in this household! LOL I am always being asked how to spell numerous words.
I do proofreading on the side, as well.
I don't trust the automated versions, for they fail to catch context errors. What is worse, is that I have caught them (more than once) suggesting unnecessary grammatical changes that would have resulted in incorrect grammar!
As far as my spelling goes, I rarely need it and I'll usually try and fix the word myself before I even press that button. If I can't do it after 2 or 3 tries then I give in.
by Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 2 years ago
Is your spelling getting worse?I prided myself as a kid on my excellent spelling. As the years go by it's getting constantly worse. I think it's the fault of Spell Checker, a blessed little program but one that makes us rely on it. Are you having the same experience?
by thebeast02 2 years ago
Does bad grammar and spelling bother you?I don't expect everyone to be an English professor, but for goodness sake people, use some punctuation and a built in spell-check! This is primarily aimed at forums, hubs, and places like YouTube comments. Places where people could take the time to read over...
by Liz Elias 4 years ago
I have noticed that the spell check within the capsules does not recognize certain contractions, such as, "I've," and will underline it as an error, when in fact, there is no spelling error.
by Susan Britton 5 years ago
Do you still look up words in your dictionary or do you depend on spell checker to do the job?Have you ever typed a word and thought it doesn't look right only to look it up in your dictionary to find out you were correct?
by the pink umbrella 2 years ago
"one should always aim at being interesting rather than exact" -VOLTAIREYes, i know that checking your spelling and grammer make for a better hub score, but is anyone else sick of other hubbers who you arent familiar with commenting on your page that you misspelled something? Lets chat...
by kmackey32 9 years ago
Did hubpages put a spell checker in the forums? I never had it available before but now I do!
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