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another question for fellow grammar and usage soldiers

how many times do you proofread your posts and responses before submitting?

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mellypoo

Asked by mellypoo at 3:42 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I have a spell checker on my browser, so I usually just check the words that are highlighted and do a quick read through.
    I do occasionally still have mistakes, if I am in a real hurry.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 3:44 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Spell check and a quick single proof read.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:44 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I always do, but spellcheck does not catch when I misspell a word, but use another letter that makes the wrong word, a correctly spelled word instead. Did you get my understanding? LOL

    Teachermom01

    Answer by Teachermom01 at 3:46 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I usually just do a quick glance over what I've written. Sometimes a mistake gets missed. I figure it's nothing compared to much of what you see on here.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 3:47 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I have the automatic spellchecker on my computer. Yanno, the one that puts a red squiggly line under anything that's misspelled. Sometimes it misses things. Good thing my grammar is correct about 75% of the time.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 3:48 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • teachermom i do know what you mean. i'm really obsessive about posts, i usually proofread them 3 or 4 times at a minimum. not only for spelling errors, but for sentence structure, flow and coherence as well. if i find i'm not satisfied i usually just end up deleting it instead of posting.

    mellypoo

    Answer by mellypoo at 3:52 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • i do a quick glance
    scooterpooter

    Answer by scooterpooter at 3:54 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • i have to admit i dont....i just send it out.i know i shouldnt but i do.
    nana77500

    Answer by nana77500 at 3:58 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • it depends on my mood. Sometimes I do. Sometimes I don't. I have proofed some of mine after I hit the button to submit and found errors. Then I do a quick cut & paste, fix the error then submit and delete my first one.
    Even with errors I'm sure the message itself is basically conveyed. I'm a teacher and think communicating the idea is far more important than grammar.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:58 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • sometimes I will read through and catch my mistakes but most of the time I don't care as long as they get the point
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 4:01 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

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