Why Can't I Just Use Spellcheck? - Some Common Spelling Errors
pellcheck will catch only words that are obviously misspelled,
not sound-alike words (homonymns) and other frequent errors.
These errors cannot only lead to a lower grade but also a rejected
application letter. Here are some common and embarrassing errors
by college students:
I'll accept any offer except yours!
She will advise him to seek professional advice.
The constant noise affected me, and the final effect
now is deafness.
You chose to go, but I still have to choose whether
You may say "I could of done it," but you
should write "I could have . . ."
It may be an error caused by spell check, but I definitely
don't understand why some students write "I defiantly
believe . . ."
I should eat fruit rather than ice cream then
I won't break my diet.
Two tickets to a Metallica concert is one too
many for my father and me.
For a more detailed and more formal explanation, see The New
Century Handbook or a similar source.