Do you refer to a dictionary to check a word?.

@henryjoe (249)
Malaysia
October 6, 2008 9:08am CST
Whenever you write and read,do you refer to a dictionary to check a word?It has become a necessity for me to check a word and spelling using search engine.It's fast and easy when I writing and reading on my computer.Just type,click and select the appropriate topics.Well,this is where I spent most of my working time here.What about you?.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
I always spell check when on the computer, except here since MyLot don't have it - would be nice if they did, and always use a dictionary when write elsewhere or if I need to look up a word for it's correct pronounciation.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
I do the same thing.
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@henryjoe (249)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Hi Nuclear, Glad we are the same kind Ha Ha!!!!
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@AKRao24 (21618)
• India
7 Oct 08
Yes ! Ofcourse ! Since English is not my native language and we don't use this language for daily use, we are not that proficient in this language.But since I have completed my education in English medium I can write read and converse in English. So while writing to check any spelling in the event of doubtful situstion I refer a Dictionary. I inherited this habit from my late father who used to have a separate dictionary for this purpose and we as kids were not permitted to touch this Dictionary. But having grown up I used this dictionary many a times and today I do have good number and quality of dictionaries with me. I have down loaded some on line dictionaries and 'Spell check' feature is a great boon to check our spellings in micro soft WORD ! I think evry one should have a copy of dictionary and use it! Well one thing I have noted while using a dictionary, that is , in the process of searching a particular word you come accross so many words and you without knowing to your self add to your knowledge these new words either in the form of their meaning or spelling! Thanks dear friend , it was a nice topic of discussion!
@henryjoe (249)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Hi AKRao, That's great.You've a very meaningful reply.:D
7 Oct 08
Hi Joe, I do try to look at my dictionary but the letters in there are so small I cannot see them properly, so I just have to make sure that my spelling correct but sometimes I do make a mistake. Tamara
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@Ramyaa (62)
• India
6 Oct 08
I do refer a dictionary to check a word,when i write or read,when i am not infront of the system.But when I am reading or writing on my computer I use Wordweb or Visual thesauras softwares to get the meaning of the word, I find it very easy.
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6 Oct 08
i will refer to a dictionary when i'm writing,but i always guess the meaning of the new word,because there are so many words i don't know,and sometimes it's said that you must develop your ablity of the guess!i want to practice the ability of reading,but i'm not sure which method is right!what about your idea?
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@henryjoe (249)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Hi luckytao, I think you should practice your guess word and look up a dictionary sometimes.Thank you for replying to this discussion
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
6 Oct 08
I rarely use a dictionary, usually take the help of microsoft office. I never searched for the meaning of a word on net though.
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• India
6 Oct 08
When compare the Language of english with compare to My mother tongue, i have the very small knowledge in english. so i must check every word before publish or writing! happy posting!
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@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
6 Oct 08
not really but whenever i come across a new word i check for it in the dictionary as what it means and i have a Oxford dictionary in my cellphone and it is very handy and fast and i use it for this and it saves me time and has got a lot of words and there sentences showing their usage as well. though i don't use any computer dictionary other then the Encarta dictionary and it is a good one but mostly it takes time and i use the cellphone dictionary more.
@henryjoe (249)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 08
Hi amlegend. I didn't know that cellphone has a dictionary?.Great!!!. Nice alternative suggestion.:DI do know a PDA can do this
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
6 Oct 08
Well i guess it depends on our conveneinces cause i spend most my leisure time online i still prefer to check out the spelling and meaning of a word from my old oxford dictionary..when that doesn't work I seel out the help of search engines.. Have a nice day..