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    Spelling and grammar check

    Does the forum have a spelling and grammar check function? Because of the unconventional way I construct my sentences I find that my posts are very slow on the uptake so much so that posting becomes an agonizing and painful task.

    Any positive suggestions?

    All input is welcome.

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    ^ You are best off typing in MS Word or some other app and running the spell check etc then copy and paste into the post.

    Don't know what to do on phones tho.

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    wait for Neverna to answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Does the forum have a spelling and grammar check function? Because of the unconventional way I construct my sentences I find that my posts are very slow on the uptake so much so that posting becomes an agonizing and painful task.

    Any positive suggestions?

    All input is welcome.
    Change the way you construct your sentences? They are painful enough to read as it is.

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    instal a dickshunary on yur browzer.

    Spelling and grammar check-dicks-jpg

    Right click on any underlined words and it will give you suggestions for corrections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Change the way you construct your sentences? They are painful enough to read as it is.
    This is the type of criticism of which I will not put!


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    The rules are for fools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    Right click on any underlined words and it will give you suggestions for corrections.
    Yes Plan B this I know. I guess I could handle the spell check, it's quite handy but the grammar check



    I'm thinking that the two functions are slowing down my posting ? Perhaps the two aren't even related?

    Cheers my friend.

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    If it's the grammar find out what KlongDyck uses and do the opposite.

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    Give up and post gibberish like everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Does the forum have a spelling and grammar check function?
    Yup, its called Cyrille and you spelled fucknuts wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Any positive suggestions?
    All input is welcome.
    ...non sequitur alert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Does the forum have a spelling and grammar check function? Because of the unconventional way I construct my sentences I find that my posts are very slow on the uptake so much so that posting becomes an agonizing and painful task.

    Any positive suggestions?

    All input is welcome.
    You must be new here; just post, settle back and let TDs own spell/grammar/critique/fact check fix any oversights for you. So far it consists of a monkey which you've met, a squirrel and a rat, victims of severe childhood trauma, now dedicated to the smooth running of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    This is the type of criticism of which I will not put!
    Attempting that was unwise - way beyond you.

    Why not just ‘communicate’ via pm with jabir until feeding time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    If it's the grammar find out what KlongDyck uses and do the opposite.
    We have here one who sharply observes our Dinglish, however, he does it kindly and generously to some only (and not to himself), depends on whether you agree with his views and his matter-of-fakes comments. He enhances my word-stock with words I cannot find in Webster...

    BTW, when I type (in English) - in any program - and the word is not really OK, it's marked automatically, underlined in red. Not sure which kind software I am having makes it for me.

    Whether a small program WordWeb? It can be downloaded for free (Wordweb.info) when truly answered how much you fly within a year (wondering what happens when your answer is not really truly). With this invention any word you mark up you get explained the meaning and few examples of the usage, or a suggestion of a correct spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Any positive suggestions?
    Be happy, don't complain!

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    Free Grammar Checker | Grammarly

    That'll be 500bht please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Change the way you construct your sentences? They are painful enough to read as it is.
    Time. Manner. Place.

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    Thanks for the help and suggestion.

    Time to draw a line under this. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Time to draw a line under this
    ...hint: try to avoid cliches...

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    Of course.

    It's a wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    The rules are for fools.
    There is some truth to those words. Even though I edit part-time and have often critiqued others for their misappropriations, there is something snobbish and condescending about expecting others to speak the Queen's English. After all, the intent of communication is to understand one another, not to copy what others consider "correct" form. As John Maynard Keynes said, "Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking".

    Btw, editors commonly use spell checkers. There are many free ones on-line. They are an indispensable tool to the writing process, allowing a writer to get ideas down on paper/screen, which is often the most difficult part, without filling their head with mundane matters such as spelling and punctuation. I tell my students and clients not to worry about spelling until all the writing is finished. But don't rely on grammar checkers. The rules around grammar are far too grey and ever changing to rely on them with any degree of certainty.

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    Thanks elche.

    I appreciate the spell check function. I do find the grammar check quite intrusive. So much of style is related to one's individual and unique use of grammar. I can't imagine that people who rely on that function have anything very creative to share. This is a massive generalization I know and I stand to be enlightened.

    cheers
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