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Word 2013 For Dummies by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 7

Spell It Write

In This Chapter

arrow Dealing with typos and spelling errors

arrow Adding or ignoring unknown words

arrow Correcting words automatically

arrow Fixing grammatical boo-boos

arrow Reviewing your document

arrow Customizing proofing options

arrow Checking AutoCorrect settings

There’s no such thing as spelling in English. Spelling in English evolved over time. Even the venerable Bard, William Shakespeare, spelled his own name several different ways. It wasn’t until the notion of the “dictionary” appeared that spelling became more or less standardized.

The same feeling of randomness can be applied to English grammar. Despite all those schoolteachers and editors out there, English is not Latin. English grammar has more exceptions than it has rules. That makes English a remarkably flexible and poetic language, ...

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