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    Please help me to check the following exercise.

    There is one mistake in each line. Find and correct them
    The word processor and calculator are without a shadow of a doubt here to stay,
    --> words
    and in many respects our life are much richer for them. But teachers and
    --> is
    other academics are claiming that we are now starting to feel first significant
    --> the first
    wave of their effects on a generation of the users. It seems nobody under
    --> users
    the age of twenty can spell or add up some more. Even several leaders
    --> any
    at leading universities have commented in the detrimental effect the digital
    --> on
    revolution has had on most intelligent minds in the country. The problem,
    --> the most
    evidently, lies with the automatical spellcheck now widely available on
    --> automatic
    wordprocessing soft ware. Professor John Silver of Sydney university of Australia,
    --> software
    said: ‘How should we bother to learn to spell correctly or for that matter
    --> how to
    to learn even the most basic of mathematic sums when the press of a button
    --> mathematical
    we have a problem answered for us. The implications are enormous. Will the
    --> our
    adult of the future look to the computer to make decisions for them, tell them who
    --> adults
    to marry or what the house to buy? Are we heading for a future individual to
    --> house
    independent human thought?
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    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    Please help me to check the following exercise.

    There is one mistake in each line. Find and correct them




    My answer

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    The word processor and calculator are without a shadow of a doubt here to stay,
    words

    2
    and in many respects our life are much richer for them. But teachers and
    is

    3
    other academics are claiming that we are now starting to feel first significant
    the first


    4
    wave of their effects on a generation of the users. It seems nobody under
    users


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    the age of twenty can spell or add up some more. Even several leaders
    any

    6
    at leading universities have commented in the detrimental effect the digital
    on

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    revolution has had on most intelligent minds in the country. The problem,
    the most


    8
    evidently, lies with the automatical spellcheck now widely available on
    automatic

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    wordprocessing soft ware. Professor John Silver of Sydney university of Australia,
    software

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    said: ‘How should we bother to learn to spell correctly or for that matter
    how to


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    to learn even the most basic of mathematic sums when the press of a button
    mathematical

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    we have a problem answered for us. The implications are enormous. Will the
    our

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    adult of the future look to the computer to make decisions for them, tell them who
    adults

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    to marry or what the house to buy? Are we heading for a future individual to
    house

    15
    independent human thought?

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    Oh my god, too many incorrect answers .
    Please help me to correct them. I don't know how to get them right, anyway.
    For instance:
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    other academics are claiming that we are now starting to feel first significant
    the first
    I think there must be "the" before "first". I often see "the first".

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    And sorry I mistyped sentence 11. It is:
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    to learn even the most basic of mathematic sums when at the press of a button
    --> mathematical

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    Yes it should be 'the first'.

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    And N°11 should be 'mathematical'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    There is one mistake in each line. Find and correct them
    Say:
    There is one mistake in each line. Find and correct the mistakes.
    There is no referent for "them" in the original.

    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    and in many respects our life are much richer for them.
    our lives


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    our lives

    I missed that, life/lives.Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    our lives

    I missed that, life/lives.Thanks.
    Should we change life into lives or are into in?
    I've corrected all mistakes in the following paragraph. Please help me to check once more if there are any more mistakes

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    processor and calculator are without a shadow of a doubt here to stay, and in many respects our life is much richer for them. But teachers and other academics are claiming that we are now starting to feel the first significant wave of their effects on a generation of users. It seems nobody under the age of twenty can spell or add up any more. Even several leaders at leading universities have commented on the detrimental effect the digital revolution has had on the most intelligent minds in the country. The problem, evidently, lies with the automatic spellcheck now widely available on wordprocessing software. Professor John Silver of Sydney university of Australia, said: ‘Should we bother to learn to spell correctly or for that matter to learn even the most basic of mathematical sums when at the press of a button we have our problem answered for us. The implications are enormous. Will the adults of the future look to the computer to make decisions for them, tell them who to marry or what house to buy? Are we heading for a future individual to independent human thought?

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    'Life' should be changed to 'lives'.

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