Your Internal Spell-Checker


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We should not rely too heavily on spell-checkers. We still need to learn to spell.

Here is a list of commonly misspelled words.

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(From Strunk and White’s Elements of Style)

While you SHOULD use your spell-checker before submitting an assignment, don’t forget to also practice spelling.

Today’s Assignment:

1. Study the word list above.

2. Have someone read the list to you while you write the words down or have a verbal spelling bee.

3. Run your computer spell-checker on your current work of fiction.