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Off-Topic: Spelling and Grammah when posting form Google

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Sometimes before clicking "Post" I copy my message, open Word and
paste. Word is excellent, and can suggest synonyms and translations.
But it takes a while for Word to open. Recently, I've been running
Outlook 2007 minimized; it opens quickly and gives me the same
facility as Word when I paste into a new Mail Message, but
considerably faster.

Sometimes I forget to do either. My spelling and grammar skills and
knowledge are good but my typing is dreadful! So what you read may not
be what I intended to write.

How do you check your spelling and grammar when posting from Google?

lyle

Nov 5 '07 #1
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On Nov 5, 9:23 am, lyle <lyle.fairfi...@gmail.comwrote:
Sometimes before clicking "Post" I copy my message, open Word and
paste. Word is excellent, and can suggest synonyms and translations.
But it takes a while for Word to open. Recently, I've been running
Outlook 2007 minimized; it opens quickly and gives me the same
facility as Word when I paste into a new Mail Message, but
considerably faster.

Sometimes I forget to do either. My spelling and grammar skills and
knowledge are good but my typing is dreadful! So what you read may not
be what I intended to write.

How do you check your spelling and grammar when posting from Google?

lyle
I just read my post before I click 'Send' <g>

Nov 5 '07 #2

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On Nov 5, 11:23 am, lyle <lyle.fairfi...@gmail.comwrote:
Sometimes before clicking "Post" I copy my message, open Word and
paste. Word is excellent, and can suggest synonyms and translations.
But it takes a while for Word to open. Recently, I've been running
Outlook 2007 minimized; it opens quickly and gives me the same
facility as Word when I paste into a new Mail Message, but
considerably faster.

Sometimes I forget to do either. My spelling and grammar skills and
knowledge are good but my typing is dreadful! So what you read may not
be what I intended to write.

How do you check your spelling and grammar when posting from Google?

lyle
I use Word's Spelling and Grammar Check for about one in every 10
posts. I wing the rest, but I'll use the search box at
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl (my homepage) if I'm not sure
about a particular word. I'm sure I've let a few faux pas through.
I'm not as diligent as the example here (from memory):

"The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a
furnace of the earth, purified seven times."

I am actually considering paying a student at my alma mater, Oakland
U., to review my posts and make suggestions. For example, sometimes I
create sentences that are too long :-). Thunderbird has a built-in
Spell Checker so I use that for about two of every 10 posts. I don't
use Outlook personally, so I can't take advantage of the speed
increase you discovered. Some of my modifiers seem to be inverted
from what most people use. I attribute that to the fact that I have
spent many hours and about $500 this year on books, VCR tapes, DVD's
and CD's about ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs, and learning Egyptian
Arabic (most television shows in Arabic are produced in Egypt). In
those languages (and even in Romance languages), adjectives often
follow the word they modify. Still, even when I invert an adjective I
try to make sure that the adjective follows quickly :-) the word it
modifies and that the structure makes sense without too much effort.
I put the body of this post into Word's Spelling and Grammar Check.
It found nothing.

James A. Fortune
CD********@FortuneJames.com

I prefer original sources for any academic field of study because the
original excitement and motivation of the pioneers is often edited out
of derived works. It looks like I'm going to have to learn French too
so that I can study Champollion's writings. I have the advantage that
his multilingual talents resulted in French that is so well formed
that translation software translates most of it correctly.

Nov 6 '07 #3

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lyle <ly************@gmail.comwrote:
>How do you check your spelling and grammar when posting from Google?
I use Agent directly against my ISPs NNTP server. It has a built in speel chucker.
But no grammar checker.

Tony
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Nov 11 '07 #4

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How do you check your spelling and grammar when posting from Google?

Thank God my native tongue is not English !
Writting though I use " WordWeb " - an English dictionary.

rgds
Nov 12 '07 #5

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