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Tip/Suggestion for Grammar Check

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ysureican Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jul 2, 2013 11:31 AM

Hmm this will be similar to my Tip/Suggestion referring to Dashboard's Dictionary. 

I've noticed that the Spelling/Grammar Check doesn't seem to catch those most simplest errors in my Grammar.

My Tip/Suggestion....Hire an Assistant and have that life saving Assistant to Proofread everything.  There isn't anything in OSX 10.8.4 that seems to point out what I need to correct.  As a Writer, no egg on my face should exist.  There are those quirks that slip through the Checking Process. 

Oh you have noticed that to....

Yes, this is silly but so important when one is a writer and seeking a position as a Lecturer at an Up-Scale University,  (Community College of Course is nice too).  Yes, please, this humbles me again.

Now, can you find the Grammar flail that I put in this statement that the Grammar check over looked....Hint: I bet you "to" have made this simple Grammar Error.

iMac (24-inch Early 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), getting pretty good with iCloud
  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,425 points)
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    Jul 2, 2013 12:25 PM (in response to ysureican)

    Text-to-speech is an amazingly powerful proofreader. Hearing your text read aloud by an objective reader can catch many errors that are often invisible to your own eyes. Your know what you meant to say, and your brain corrects it. But hearing the voice reads whats actually there… It will catch missing words, repeated words, awkward phrasing, and many other minor goofs.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Jul 2, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to ysureican)

    Ummm,

     

    Oh you have noticed that to

     

    Whilst the comma should be present as you state the sentence itself  is unfinished in the original.

     

    "Oh, you notice that to dig a complete hole you have to shovel stuff"

    Would also be correct.

     

     

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    9:36 PM      Tuesday; July 2, 2013

     

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Jul 6, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to ysureican)

    Hi,

     

    I post mainly in the iChat Community and in Lion and Mountain Lion in threads that use the Messages (app) filter.

     

    As this thread fits that profile I "popsted".

     

    Having read it I commented and of course added my regular Sig pic and block.

     

    The line is question refers to people posting Communication Error Logs from iChat and or Messages.

    An example split up and with comments (but no Binary Images) You can scroll through this just to get an idea.

    At this point the Binary Images tell us nothing.

     

    It is part of the text I keep in TextExapnder that is added to the Post when I add my Sig.

     

    One  more thing.

     

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    My name is on each my posts and can be Copied and Pasted if you are not sure on spelling.

    I know I should be over this sort of irritation by now but I am not.

     

     

     

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    6:57 PM      Saturday; July 6, 2013

     

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     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

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