Spelling

Do you ever google spelling or grammar?

I used to be quite confident in my spelling but either I get worse at it each year or I’m more aware of my mistakes, either way, the confidence is gone!

We use some American products at work, so I sometimes accidentally use Americanised English.

I do use Grammarly add-in which is excellent and captures a lot of typos but I’ve never found a fool-proof spell-checker (does such a thing exist).

My most recent Google – is it a historic or an historic?

Well, I lived in Yorkshire for many years and they probably would say istoric – lol.

Take Care.

KL ❤

Spell, spelling, spelled or spelt

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Dictionary.com definition: to name, write, or otherwise give the letters, in order, of (a word, syllable, etc.)

As a writer-in-training anything to do with language spelling and grammar intrigues me. I think the English language is beautifully complicated and find it fascinating how it has developed this way. I find it amazing that every year we have new words added into the dictionary as our language grows and develops with us, even if the words added can be controversial.

My downfall is spelling and grammar. I frustrate myself continuously. I use spell-checker religiously, but that can’t cover all my errors. I read and then re-read my work before pressing send/ submitting/etc. However, so often as soon as that button is clicked I notice an error. Aaarggh!

I must admit there is a part of me that does take a tiny bit of satisfaction in managing to find a spelling error in a magazine or novel. So maybe I shouldn’t think of it as making mistakes but giving other people that little bit of joy. 😉

Anyway for the spelling addicts out there check out this site for a bit of fun and have a go at the quizzes. They are American so watch out for the Americanisms (not sure if that’s a real word) if you are based in the UK. Enjoy.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/spelling.htm