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Many students believe that they can depend on their computer spell-checker for their proofreading needs. They are wrong. At best, spell-checkers can help you with about 60% of basic spelling errors. They will also suggest absurd ‘corrections’ for technical words they don’t recognise, yet fail to pick out innumerable other mistakes that would be screamingly obvious to any professional proofreader or editor.

Consider the sentences below:

There are three mistakes in each of these sentences that wouldn’t be picked up by a standard computer spell-checker. Did you spot them? If not, you would do well to send your essays to be proofread before submitting them.

Computer spell-checkers also can’t read context. This means that they fail to catch words that are spelt correctly but used wrongly.

They will also not be able to pick up on mistakes involving homonyms and compounds such as the following:

Given that the English language contains thousands of homonyms and compounds, this list could be extended indefinitely.

There is little doubt that your examiners will spot these kinds of mistakes, and that they will mark you down for them. Are you confident that you will be able to avoid them?

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