Online Spell-Check

January 02, 2018

Online Spell-Check

An editor checking the spelling on a document.
We’ve come a long way from the days of typewriters and inkwells. Nowadays we don’t need to rely solely on our own command over the English language to make sure we don’t misspell words. There are automatic spell-checkers built into our word processors, our web browsers, our smartphones, and everywhere else we might find ourselves typing today.

The problem with that, however, is that computers can make mistakes too. Sure, a spell-check program can tell you if you’ve spelled a word incorrectly, but it doesn’t always suggest the right word to replace it with. Many words in the English language have similar spellings, which means your misspelled word could look an awful lot like two or three other words and confuse your spell-check program as a result.

Moreover, there are a ton of words in the English language–over 200,000 by some counts–and your computer’s dictionary probably isn’t programmed to know them all. There may be times when you are spelling a word correctly, and spell-check is still telling you that you’re wrong.

In order to avoid the pitfalls of automatic computer programs, consider using a more reliable resource like live online spell-checkers. The world wide web allows us to communicate with people over fast distances in the blink of an eye, so no matter where you are in the world you can still find a live editor who is able to accurately check your spelling and grammar with a more human approach.

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet Age, you can now hop online and have a highly educated English expert check your spelling, correct it, and even figure out which word you were trying to spell when it’s not immediately obvious.

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