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    Re: When individuals misspell words because they type wrong letter on computer

    Not really. I can type around 80 words per minute. My brain dictates and my fingers type. They just type what they "hear."
    In any case, regardless of what you call it, those types of errors don't result from ignorance -- I surely know the difference between know and no, hear and here, etc., but they don't always come out right.

    Then there are the errors that result from automatically typing familiar endings. For example, adding a G to a word that ends in IN, or adding a T to something that ends in AN, because -ing and -ant are such common endings that the fingers do it out of muscle memory. I'm not sure what to call that either.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: When individuals misspell words because they type wrong letter on computer

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I found eight.
    I said that she deliberately made seven. I think that mistake #5 was the genuine sort of accidental tyop at which Brab and I excel.

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    Re: When individuals misspell words because they type wrong letter on computer

    It was liking counting the Fs in a sentence. I found seven once, eight once, and seven once. Which was the accident?
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    Re: When individuals misspell words because they type wrong letter on computer

    I thought 'instead' was probably accidental.

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    Re: When individuals misspell words because they type wrong letter on computer

    Oh. Yeah, that would have been accidental, indeed. So accidental I didn't see it when I counted them!
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    Re: When individuals misspell words because they type wrong letter on computer

    • When you're in a real hurry...
    • Your brain sends...
    • Your fingertips...
    • What you hear...
    • Instead of what the right...
    • Even though you know...

    That was a good exercise. Thank you Barb

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