1. Cacian
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    Spelling Issues

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Cacian, Jan 18, 2012.

    I thought may be we could bring up few words that we find easy or confusing or complex to spell.
    for example

    The use of

    Their
    and
    There
    and
    They're

    do you find these easy to spell?
     
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    I find them easy Cacian. If you are having trouble with them, is it possible for you to write in your native tongue and then translate? I think that would be much easier for you. English has so many words which sound the same way but have different meanings.
     
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    Oh I of all people find them very easy to handle thank you Rosa:)
    It was some friends that I notice get them confused all the time hence me bringing it up.
    I know quite few English speakers that get them muddled up.
     
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    This being a writing forum, we can assume that everyone on this sight can handle such basic spelling "challenges" or the equivalent in the native language.
     
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    you would be surprised not everyone is as spot on as you.
     
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    I have no trouble with the examples you've given, but my spelling is far from perfect. One of my most embarrassing ones is 'tomorrow', because for some reason I spell it with two 'm's and one 'r' sometimes. :(. It's actually quite strange, grammar and stuff gives me no trouble, it's just random things I've never properly learnt, and now just get corrected by spell-checkers so I it's not such a problem. The worst spelling/grammar error that I see around is apostrophes in the wrong places. The number of menus I've seen were it says something like 'a side order of fry's'. :mad:
     
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    there have been threads like this before... instead of starting a new one, just find the previous ones and continue one of them, if you must...
     
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    I do that too...with tomorrow...I hesitate when I start typing it I am never sure.
    with the apostrophes it is the same...
    isn't it ''a side order of fries'' instead?
     
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    Correct :)
     
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    Did you mean site? ;)
     
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    sight
    site
    cite

    could also have been:

    seight [as in height]
    syte [as in byte]
    scite [as in plebiscite]

    english really is the messiest language ever cobbled together!
     
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    sigh anyone hehe...:p
     
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    Well I could pass that off as deliberate satire but I won't. Still, the original exercise I still have no problems with.
     

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