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I was having a debate with my Inlaws about correct spelling. I had corrected 2 words she spelt too me wrong whice were

Coming she put comeing

Having she put haveing

She went to gramme school.

So who was right

Ann1984
16 days ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjran16 days ago

For starters youโ€™re wrong with โ€œtooโ€œ but your spelling of having and coming are correct.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2216 days ago

You are right with the spelling. Older people do sometimes lose the ability to spell things correctly over time. An older member in my family won spelling competitions in their youth but now asks me how to spell everything for them when writing

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Lynibis
Lynibis16 days ago

I would have to disagree with you there. I am still as good with spelling as I ever was and seem to have the opposite of dyslexia. Once I have used a word it seems to lodge in my brain and I have a mental picture of how it should look when written. Even now if I come across a word I have never seen I look it up, write it down and it is then not forgotten. I guess if I start to get a bit senile my spelling will suffer!

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

I also have to disagree, older people were probably taught when spelling was actually corrected by their teachers, younger people have probably never even been taught to spell. Unfortunately many teachers of today were educated in a generation where spelling wasn't supposed to matter, I know one teacher who actually spells HAVE as OF.

My own spelling isn't 100% but if in doubt I will use a dictionary, I would guess that many homes don't even have one.

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Mick82
Mick8216 days ago

Speaking as someone who has dyslexia it is incredibly embarrassing when people correct your spelling you don't know how you are making someone feel .do house really need to correct them.

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G0501
G050116 days ago

You're right Mick82. I cringe a bit at bad spelling but will refrain to correct so as not to make people feel bad.

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laraquinn
laraquinn15 days ago

Good point. No need to embarrass someone.Spelling something incorrectly is not a big deal.

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Lynibis
Lynibis16 days ago

A lot of the problem these days is predictive text. I am a huge stickler for spelling and GRAMMAR but you need to check before posting. WHICH may (or not) explain your IN LAWS lapse lol.

Nearly everyone posts spelling errors on here but as I often suffer with predictive errors I resist the urge to correct as like Mick82 I realise there is a lot of dyslexia around.

Some is genuine inability to spell correctly though and I must admit I do find it hard not to comment.

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tumblespots
tumblespots16 days ago

I hate bad spelling but we are all guilty of it from time to time.

By the way, did you notice that as well as 'too' for 'to' you put 'whice' for 'which' in your post?

Correct spellings

Coming

Having

Grammar

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig16 days ago

As a teacher it is part of my job to correct spelling and grammar. I put SP next to anything that is wrong and then put the correct spelling or grammar. Lots of people have dyslexia so often spell things how they sound or how they think the word should look, also predictive text can cause people to spell words wrong.

There are grammar errors in your post for example. It should be in laws, to instead of too, which instead of whice and grammar instead of gramme.

Everyone is guilty of bad spelling and grammar at times.

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neo1
neo116 days ago

Having and coming are correct. I'm dyslexic and if it wasn't the for the little red worms on the pc screen the spelling police would have a field day with me. But you know what, tuff poo ๐Ÿคฃ

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k4ren2006
k4ren200616 days ago

Rule of thumb is you always drop the silent e except for examples such as....be/being ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Golfforall
Golfforall16 days ago

Yes I cringe at some of the spelling I see . I accept some folks have difficulties , but many instances are just down to laziness (not double checking spelling before pressing "enter" ).

Don't always spot all my spelling errors but at least I check .

Just imagine an employer reading a job application with :-

loose instead of lose

breaks instead of brakes

Just two of the frequently miss spelt common words .

Wouldn't put the applicant at the head of the list , would it ?

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Lynibis
Lynibis16 days ago

My ex boss was always inundated with applications whenever there was a vacancy. In order to get down the number she had to consider she would toss in the bin any that had spelling or grammatical errors.

Even if you have problems you can always ask a friend or relative to check your submission so it is inexcusable to send in poor applications/CVs.

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TheChimp
TheChimp16 days ago

Golfforall Oh yeah, 'loose' instead of 'lose' gets on my pip ๐Ÿ˜†

Never be mind, we can't be super at English, so I don't correct someone unless they've really annoyed me.

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

"Just two of the frequently miss spelt common words".

Another one is "misspelt" which is only one word with two esses, it won't be spotted by spell checkers because both the words it is often split into exist. (known as an "atomic typo").

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Golfforall
Golfforall15 days ago

davidstockport Only 7 hours for my "trap" to be sprung . Thought it would be spotted in 7minutes .

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

Golfforall I've only just come onlineโ˜บ I might add (if our posts didn't already make it obvious) but spell checkers are one of the reasons the standard of spelling has diminished),

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry16 days ago

Hated spelling test at school, we had them every week, which put me off school. I wasnโ€™t bad at spelling it was just the thought of a test. I still have โ€˜panic attacksโ€™ now if someone suggests I do a test. I have been scarred for life! Sorry I havenโ€™t answered your question.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap16 days ago

Is this a trick as there are a few mistakes ie. Whice not twice

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
16 days ago

Imnotcheap not a trick ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ yes my spelling bad too pridictive text for you made few of these on here where members have had good laugh over. But my question was based on the word coming

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap16 days ago

Some could be american spelling@Ann1984

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Dennab
Dennab14 days ago

Ann1984 Yes, that made me laugh but it sounds like you don't take things personally. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
14 days ago

Dennab lifeโ€™s too short to worry over little things as the old saying goes sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap14 days ago

I agree you would permenantly be falling out with people otherwise especially with my spelling@Ann1984

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Dennab
Dennab13 days ago

Imnotcheap I must admit one thing I do not understand is the amount of spelling mistakes online with modern phones. Every word I have typed is checked for spelling as I type it. To be honest, I'm concerned I have become too reliant on it!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap13 days ago

With small screen can be easy to miss letters and autocorrect can change it on you Dennab

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Dennab
Dennab13 days ago

Imnotcheap Yes I understand the autocorrect can change words but that very feature should at least correct any that are misspelled as well. Anyway, I just wondered. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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laraquinn
laraquinn16 days ago

Unless you're a teacher marking an essay,you shouldn't be correcting someone else's grammar imo. It's pretty patronising.Not everyone is a great speller,it's not the end of the world.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
16 days ago

I admit am a useless speller and just laugh it off if someone says to me about it.

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Dennab
Dennab13 days ago

laraquinn I'd say with your comment there, it's more a lack of effort to put spaces in the correct places for instance. There's a big difference between putting the effort in and having the ability. Anyway, it's not the end of the world as you said. We all have our personal gripes!

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kfe202
kfe20216 days ago

Yep, I agree with Pjran. You're spellings of having and coming are correct. Too should be to, though. Strikes me that you have misspelt which also and your in-law went to grammar school. I hope this helps!

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Getsome
Getsome15 days ago

Everyone is guilt of spelling mistakes at some point and if it bothers people that much then they need to get a grip

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Dennab
Dennab15 days ago

Getsome *guilty

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Dennab
Dennab15 days ago

Getsome full stop

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Dennab
Dennab15 days ago
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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

I have absolutely no objection to someone mentioning it if I make a spelling mistake (or any other mistake). And in real life have found very few who object to mistakes being pointed out if it is done in the correct manner.

As mentioned by someone else, a job application, especially if it is a job where written communication is required, will not get much consideration if it contains spelling errors. (or the use of the wrong words: except for accept; to for too; loose for lose; stationery for stationary are just a few.)

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

Must add "You're and Your" to the words that many people don't seem to get right, I noticed above someone explaining how to spell - didn't seem to know the difference, To help anyone else: You're means You Are - Your means belonging to you.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

Im dyslexic myself and would rather be corrected on my spelling and my grammer mistakes then say I must be right as I went to grammer school.

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davidstockport
davidstockport15 days ago

I'm not sure if that was intentional - but it made me chuckle. If it wasn't intentional and you say you don't mind if someone corrects you: It isn't grammer school but grammar school. Trust me even though I didn't go to grammar school. ๐Ÿ˜€

I've known people who actually went to grammar school who misspelt it grammer, so don't feel too bad about it.๐Ÿ˜€

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Dennab
Dennab15 days ago

I'm not entirely sure if you're taking the mick or not there Ann with your own spelling and grammar ๐Ÿ˜

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