Proofreading Issues: Spell Check

Proofreading Issues: Spell Check

These are some of the common errors that spell check cannot detect when we proofread for our clients.  This is yet another reason for proofreading.

Copy and paste these sentences in your Word document and see if the spell check can detect them.

  1. The retail shops in England are not doing very well as most costumers are making purchases via the Internet.
  2. International students would need to look at their perspective universities before making a decision on where to study
  3. An idea situation is that students can pass exams without attending the lectures. Realty suggests otherwise.
  4. Every organisation needs to carefully manage their fiancé before it gets out of control
  5. A government civil servant needs to have a good appearance not just to impress the manger, but the pubic also need to be satisfied.
  6. Whether, so unpredictable in England over the past few weeks
  7. A bit of alcohol is the best compliment to a good night’s out.
  8. The hair of King Théoden has died early due to the battle with the goblins
  9. The charity’s precedes should be spent on saving lives

Errors that should be corrected during proofreading

Error 1: “Costumer”
Correct when proofread: “Customer”
A costumer is a person or a company that supplies costumes. The correct word therefore should be customer.

Error 2: “Perspective”
Correct when proofread: “Prospective”
Perspective is a view point such as “Looking at the problem from a different perspective”. The correct word is “prospective” meaning potential or probable.

Error 3: “Realty”.
Correct when proofread: “Reality”
The word “Realty” means property or piece of land. The correct word here is “Reality”.

Error 4: “Fiancé”
Correct when proofread: “Finance”
This can be an awkward mistake to be made because Fiancé is the boyfriend that is about to get married.

Error 5: “Manger” and “Pubic”
Correct when proofread: “Manager” and “Public”
These mistypes could totally change the wording of the sentence. Manger is a type of container while pubic is associated with private parts of the body.

Error 6: “Whether”
Correct when proofread: “Weather”
This is a classic mistake to have as they are almost pronounced the same and mistake can easily be made. The easiest way to remember is weather brings heavy winds that affect the “sea”. Hence the “Wea” part.

Error 7: “Compliment”
Correct when proofread: “Complement”
A compliment is praise. The professor gives compliment to the students for their outstanding achievements in their essays and dissertations. A complement is a form of accompaniment.

Error 8: “Hair”
Correct when proofread: “Heir”
The obvious correction is the word “hair”. An “heir” is the successor or inheritor.

Error 9: “Precedes”
Correct when proofread: “Proceeds”
A simple mistake that can be easily be bypassed by spell check. Precedes means “leads”. “Your reputation precedes you”. “Proceeds” however, means earnings or revenues.

 These are some of the common errors that spell check cannot detect when we proofread for our clients.  This is yet another reason for proofreading.

Copy and paste these sentences in your Word document and see if the spell check can detect them.

  1. The retail shops in England are not doing very well as most costumers are making purchases via the Internet.
  2. International students would need to look at their perspective universities before making a decision on where to study
  3. An idea situation is that students can pass exams without attending the lectures. Realty suggests otherwise.
  4. Every organisation needs to carefully manage their fiancé before it gets out of control
  5. A government civil servant needs to have a good appearance not just to impress the manger, but the pubic also need to be satisfied.
  6. Whether, so unpredictable in England over the past few weeks
  7. A bit of alcohol is the best compliment to a good night’s out.
  8. The hair of King Théoden has died early due to the battle with the goblins
  9. The charity’s precedes should be spent on saving lives

Errors that should be corrected during proofreading

Error 1: “Costumer”
Correct when proofread: “Customer”
A costumer is a person or a company that supplies costumes. The correct word therefore should be customer.

Error 2: “Perspective”
Correct when proofread: “Prospective”
Perspective is a view point such as “Looking at the problem from a different perspective”. The correct word is “prospective” meaning potential or probable.

Error 3: “Realty”.
Correct when proofread: “Reality”
The word “Realty” means property or piece of land. The correct word here is “Reality”.

Error 4: “Fiancé”
Correct when proofread: “Finance”
This can be an awkward mistake to be made because Fiancé is the boyfriend that is about to get married.

Error 5: “Manger” and “Pubic”
Correct when proofread: “Manager” and “Public”
These mistypes could totally change the wording of the sentence. Manger is a type of container while pubic is associated with private parts of the body.

Error 6: “Whether”
Correct when proofread: “Weather”
This is a classic mistake to have as they are almost pronounced the same and mistake can easily be made. The easiest way to remember is weather brings heavy winds that affect the “sea”. Hence the “Wea” part.

Error 7: “Compliment”
Correct when proofread: “Complement”
A compliment is praise. The professor gives compliment to the students for their outstanding achievements in their essays and dissertations. A complement is a form of accompaniment.

Error 8: “Hair”
Correct when proofread: “Heir”
The obvious correction is the word “hair”. An “heir” is the successor or inheritor.

Error 9: “Precedes”
Correct when proofread: “Proceeds”
A simple mistake that can be easily be bypassed by spell check. Precedes means “leads”. “Your reputation precedes you”. “Proceeds” however, means earnings or revenues.

 These are some of the common errors that spell check cannot detect when we proofread for our clients.  This is yet another reason for proofreading.

Copy and paste these sentences in your Word document and see if the spell check can detect them.

  1. The retail shops in England are not doing very well as most costumers are making purchases via the Internet.
  2. International students would need to look at their perspective universities before making a decision on where to study
  3. An idea situation is that students can pass exams without attending the lectures. Realty suggests otherwise.
  4. Every organisation needs to carefully manage their fiancé before it gets out of control
  5. A government civil servant needs to have a good appearance not just to impress the manger, but the pubic also need to be satisfied.
  6. Whether, so unpredictable in England over the past few weeks
  7. A bit of alcohol is the best compliment to a good night’s out.
  8. The hair of King Théoden has died early due to the battle with the goblins
  9. The charity’s precedes should be spent on saving lives

Errors that should be corrected during proofreading

Error 1: “Costumer”
Correct when proofread: “Customer”
A costumer is a person or a company that supplies costumes. The correct word therefore should be customer.

Error 2: “Perspective”
Correct when proofread: “Prospective”
Perspective is a view point such as “Looking at the problem from a different perspective”. The correct word is “prospective” meaning potential or probable.

Error 3: “Realty”.
Correct when proofread: “Reality”
The word “Realty” means property or piece of land. The correct word here is “Reality”.

Error 4: “Fiancé”
Correct when proofread: “Finance”
This can be an awkward mistake to be made because Fiancé is the boyfriend that is about to get married.

Error 5: “Manger” and “Pubic”
Correct when proofread: “Manager” and “Public”
These mistypes could totally change the wording of the sentence. Manger is a type of container while pubic is associated with private parts of the body.

Error 6: “Whether”
Correct when proofread: “Weather”
This is a classic mistake to have as they are almost pronounced the same and mistake can easily be made. The easiest way to remember is weather brings heavy winds that affect the “sea”. Hence the “Wea” part.

Error 7: “Compliment”
Correct when proofread: “Complement”
A compliment is praise. The professor gives compliment to the students for their outstanding achievements in their essays and dissertations. A complement is a form of accompaniment.

Error 8: “Hair”
Correct when proofread: “Heir”
The obvious correction is the word “hair”. An “heir” is the successor or inheritor.

Error 9: “Precedes”
Correct when proofread: “Proceeds”
A simple mistake that can be easily be bypassed by spell check. Precedes means “leads”. “Your reputation precedes you”. “Proceeds” however, means earnings or revenues.

 These are some of the common errors that spell check cannot detect when we proofread for our clients.  This is yet another reason for proofreading.

Copy and paste these sentences in your Word document and see if the spell check can detect them.

  1. The retail shops in England are not doing very well as most costumers are making purchases via the Internet.
  2. International students would need to look at their perspective universities before making a decision on where to study
  3. An idea situation is that students can pass exams without attending the lectures. Realty suggests otherwise.
  4. Every organisation needs to carefully manage their fiancé before it gets out of control
  5. A government civil servant needs to have a good appearance not just to impress the manger, but the pubic also need to be satisfied.
  6. Whether, so unpredictable in England over the past few weeks
  7. A bit of alcohol is the best compliment to a good night’s out.
  8. The hair of King Théoden has died early due to the battle with the goblins
  9. The charity’s precedes should be spent on saving lives

Errors that should be corrected during proofreading

Error 1: “Costumer”
Correct when proofread: “Customer”
A costumer is a person or a company that supplies costumes. The correct word therefore should be customer.

Error 2: “Perspective”
Correct when proofread: “Prospective”
Perspective is a view point such as “Looking at the problem from a different perspective”. The correct word is “prospective” meaning potential or probable.

Error 3: “Realty”.
Correct when proofread: “Reality”
The word “Realty” means property or piece of land. The correct word here is “Reality”.

Error 4: “Fiancé”
Correct when proofread: “Finance”
This can be an awkward mistake to be made because Fiancé is the boyfriend that is about to get married.

Error 5: “Manger” and “Pubic”
Correct when proofread: “Manager” and “Public”
These mistypes could totally change the wording of the sentence. Manger is a type of container while pubic is associated with private parts of the body.

Error 6: “Whether”
Correct when proofread: “Weather”
This is a classic mistake to have as they are almost pronounced the same and mistake can easily be made. The easiest way to remember is weather brings heavy winds that affect the “sea”. Hence the “Wea” part.

Error 7: “Compliment”
Correct when proofread: “Complement”
A compliment is praise. The professor gives compliment to the students for their outstanding achievements in their essays and dissertations. A complement is a form of accompaniment.

Error 8: “Hair”
Correct when proofread: “Heir”
The obvious correction is the word “hair”. An “heir” is the successor or inheritor.

Error 9: “Precedes”
Correct when proofread: “Proceeds”
A simple mistake that can be easily be bypassed by spell check. Precedes means “leads”. “Your reputation precedes you”. “Proceeds” however, means earnings or revenues.