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magicfish
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Or is it, "Correct, sir."?
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On Jun 15, 2018, S2000magician wrote:
In English, possessive pronouns haven't apostrophes.


True. But what other pronouns are ever contracted orthographically?

The problem, as I see it, is that the spelling rules we learned in school were *both* phonological AND grammatical, and there is orthographical tension between the two.

Grammar, phonology, orthography: these things blend--or fail to blend--too much for people to get all huffed up and persnickety. Yet we do. I do, too.

I myself blame not only the French, but Willm Shakspere.
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On Sep 3, 2006, pradell wrote:
I Did the emoticon I typed in show up in the right place? Are any links properly highlighted? Does it look like it is ready for everyone to see? This is also a good tip for anyone who emails to others: review, spell check, and/or print the email out and look at it before hitting the "send" button.

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No the emoticon isn't working... Unless you intended it that way. Smile
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On Sep 29, 2006, Muckey Spleen wrote:
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On 2006-09-03 20:15, TannerJade wrote:
Good advice Smile

Also, I recommend the GOOGLE toolbar, which has a button on it called "Check" and it is a GREAT spell check, that will take the writing write of what you are typing ON the Café, so there is not need for copying and pasting...

Tanner



Of course, as long as what you misspelled is still a word (just the wrong one), spellcheck programs will give it the nod, as demonstrated in the above post. Smile
Nothing beats a careful proofread.


I can do "careful proofread"ing until the cows come home. I will still probably miss my own errors. It's part of my dyslexia. When I'm on my PC I have access to Text Help Read and Write Gold which will read it back to me, allow me to check for homophones and then read it to me again. It's a great tool, it also lets me put a digital coloured filter up on my screen to help with my Irlen syndrome too! It's not a cheap program though. I have a similar app on my iPad ... It's not as easy to use as the PC version.

Thanks for all the ideas everyone.
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