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Spelling vs. Inappropriate Word
When do we categorize an error as Spelling and Inappropriate Word?
1. The word is misspelled.
Stve Jobs was the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple.
** Stve: Steve CATEGORY: SPELLING
Nannorobots will one day be able to swim through the bloodstream and treat medical conditions.
** Nannorobots: Nanorobots CATEGORY: SPELLING
2. There is faulty spacing between words (combined words).
Somepeople can swim with dolphins.
** Somepeople: Some people CATEGORY: SPELLING
The United States has no colonial policy, for ThePhilippine Islands and Porto Rico can scarcely be called colonies.
** ThePhilippine: the Philippine CATEGORY: SPELLING
3. It is a compound noun.
Do you believe in an after life?
** after life: afterlife CATEGORY: SPELLING
They walked along the road in the moon light.
** moon light: moonlight CATEGORY: SPELLING
- Replacing any word with another word other than a conjunction, preposition or article
- Omitting unnecessary words/phrases (not conjunction, preposition, article)
- Errant noun forms (singular to plural, and conversely)
- Errant verbs (not verb forms)
- Change in word form/function
- If it is an existing and valid word.
- TV plays an important part in every day life.
** every day: everyday CATEGORY: Inappropriate word
- She will loose her money if she gambles with it.
** loose : lose CATEGORY: Inappropriate word
Everyday vs. every day:
Everyday as a one-word form is an adjective meaning “ordinary,” used to describe something usual
Example: These are my everyday clothes.
Every day as a two-word phrase, is an adverb used to explain how something is done.
Example: I go there every day.
Lose vs. Loose:
Lose – pronounced with a “z” sound – is a verb meaning to not have something anymore, to be unable to find something or to not win.
Example: I don’t want my football team to lose the game.
Loose – with an “s” sound – on the other hand, is an adjective that means free, unattached or not tight. It’s also a verb meaning to untie or let go of something.
Example: A loose sweater feels very comfortable.
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