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    Giddy
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    So, I was reading back yesterday’s writing and came across this.

    The captain said, “Send them assure.”

    Hmmmm: He might have meant ashore.

    I have no idea what I was thinking when I typed that one. :ohmy: 😳 :woohoo: :silly:

    #237926
    J.A. Marlow
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    I had one book where I constantly tried to spell “earthquake” as EARTHQUACK.

    Apparently the earth moved and went, “Quack quack quack”

    :D :P 😆

    J.A. Marlow
    The String Weavers, Salmon Run, Redpoint One series.

    Writer alter-ego of Dreamers Cove

    #237929
    Balthamus
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    My keyboard purposefully skips N’s T’s S’s and a few other keys including the occasional press of the space bar. Everything I write needs correcting. This is what Elon Musk has been waring us about!

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/27/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-ai-biggest-existential-threat

    Edit: You see? Warning* us about.

    #237927
    cachance
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    It’s really a pain when the word you mistype is actually a word. Spellcheckers don’t pick up on that. Beta readers can help. I’ve also found that reading my work aloud can help me catch some of those errors.

    #237928
    BJ Steeves
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    I use LibreOffice and there is an extension called “Language Tools” which can provide grammar checking. It does catch a lot of those correctly spelled but incorrect words, and many other grammar issues. You can also add to the list if there is a grammar error that is not listed.

    Highly recommended!!!

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    BJ Steeves
    Computer Wizard at Large

    Member of Forward Motion since the original site had only 300 members. (That is a while ago!!!)

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