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    #11

    Re: assignment vs homework

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCW View Post
    Spleechecker?(sic) Well that didn't produce a warning, what spellchecker?
    Please enable your browser's spellchecker or install one if it doesn't have one built in. Ask a savvy friend or for help if you don't know how. We expect native speakers, especially those with your credentials as a former editor, to post messages that are reasonably free of errors.
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    #12

    Re: assignment vs homework

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterCW View Post
    Spleechecker (sic)? Well, that didn't produce a warning. What spellchecker?
    I meant your browser's spellchecker. The one I have enabled in Chrome puts the expected red squiggly line under spleechecker as soon as I type it. It's a lot easier than having to try and proofread your own posts before hitting "Submit". We recommend that all users, native speakers or not, enable it as it can save a lot of time spent on later corrections.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Oct-2020 at 07:23.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

    Re: assignment vs homework

    I've had spellcheck turned off for years because I got fed up with its idiotic auto-corrections and suggestions.

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    #14

    Re: assignment vs homework

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I've had spellcheck turned off for years because I got fed up with its idiotic auto-corrections and suggestions.
    You can disable auto-correct. When I misspell a word, one of the suggestions is almost always right.
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    #15

    Re: assignment vs homework

    One small caveat:

    A spellchecker will find no fault with

    Yew no yore knot aloud too reed allowed inn hear.

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    #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You can disable auto-correct.
    That's true, of course, but spellcheck still doesn't suit me because we Canadians tend to use a mix of British and American spellings.

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    #17

    Re: assignment vs homework

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    That's true, of course, but spellcheck still doesn't suit me because we Canadians tend to use a mix of British and American spellings.
    Choose "Canadian English" in the spell check's dictionary option.
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    #18

    Re: assignment vs homework

    I use Google Chrome and the default spellcheck language is AmE. BrE is not an option.

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    #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I use Google Chrome and the default spellcheck language is AmE. BrE is not an option.
    Here's how to add a variety of English.
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    #20

    Re: assignment vs homework

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Choose "Canadian English" in the spell check's dictionary option.
    Thanks for your sincere efforts to help. The fact is, however, that choosing Canadian English does not yield what I consider to be Canadian English. It's been a few years now, and I've forgotten what the problem was. Maybe it was US spellings such as neighbor. Anyway I've settled on Australian English. Among the available choices from Google, that seems to me to be the best aporoximation of my particular variety of English.

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