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 Post subject: Error of omission and look alike words
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:45 am 
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Hi Steve,

This is my question
Whenever i'm typing or chatting with my friends i actually make some mistakes like omitting or using another word that sounds almost the same e.g accept/aspect and i get to see this mistakes later.
Please what can i do to overcome this errors.

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Johnson


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 Post subject: Re: Error of omission and look alike words
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 5:50 pm 
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Hi Johnson,

It depends on if the problem is with the auto correction tool, or if you are simply confusing words.

If it is related to confusing words, then the only way to solve this problem is through more practice. You need to get more familiar with the words so you don't confuse them with similar sounding words. You can also study vocabulary words with collocations. This will help you to practice using words that are commonly used with that word. Then you will train yourself to use a certain word depending on the word you are using.

If it is related to auto correct, I have this same problem because I type very fast and the auto correction tool makes corrections if I type something incorrectly.

This is not a serious problem. Many native speakers also do this. This is not related to learning English. Don't worry as this is completely normal.

The most important thing to do is to review your writing after you write it. It surprises be how many small errors and typos I find after I write it.

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 Post subject: Re: Error of omission and look alike words
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:14 pm 
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Hi Steve,

I really appreciated your response God bless you.


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