at the mercy of spell check

@savypat (20248)
United States
January 12, 2010 9:15am CST
Do you find yourself at the mercy of your spell checker. I do rely on this and often have to still use a best guess when presented with the choice of the word I wish to use. What I really need is one more step, if I could only click on the word to get a definition and then click one more time to replace the mess I've already written. Anyone else want this tool?
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jan 10
Nope, I don't really use it. If something gets underlined so I know I made a mistake, I just fix it.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
12 Jan 10
You have something that does the same duty as spell check, but it doesn't tell if you have chosen the correct word does it? Thanks
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Jan 10
On my company e-mail and on my web browser, it will tell me if I type a word in that isn't in the database and then I can decide how to fix it. But I don't have full out spell check turned on, nope.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
yes, I do. When I try to spell 'their' I accidentally spell 'there' and spell checker does nothing about it. Sad...
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
12 Jan 10
That's an easy one to miss so I always try to review what I write but sometimes get distracted and don't do that, then I read it later.
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@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 10
Yes, we need a meaning check for things like that. Spell check certainly does not catch it when we spell the wrong word but it is a correct spelling. I need a typo check, I guess. I frequently type quickly and type 'that' when I mean 'than'.
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• United States
17 Jan 10
That tool would be so useful. I heard someone else on mylot say that do the "their" instead of the "there" (or they're lol) that you wanted. It's so annoying and hard to catch. It may account for as much as 25 percent of all of my typos. lol
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Regardless of what system you use, it's a good idea to read your discussion before you send it. I try to do this but sometimes get in a hurry and forget. Thanks
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
12 Jan 10
Yessum! I would love that. Even plain spell check misses properly spelled words used incorrectly or put in the wrong place, so I would like mine to have what you've mentioned, plus grammar check! Karen
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
12 Jan 10
That would be nice. Thanks
@GardenGerty (90290)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jan 10
Generally, no, I do not need more than what I have. I find it really ironic when I know more words than spell check and I have to add a word to their dictionary. I guess I was always a wordy smart aleck.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
12 Jan 10
I must admit I feel good also, like I won one. Thanks
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 10
The spell checker come very handy to me especially when I write my discussion directly to the screen and there is no longer the need to draft it on papers. The spell checker alert me when my spelling is wrong but like you said it lacks definition but that can easily be solved by double checking the meaning in the net. Everything is easily accessible now through the net.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
12 Jan 10
I need an easy way to get to the right site on the net. Thanks