Words to Watch Out For

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Re: Words to Watch Out For

Postby Proofrdr » 07 Jun 2013, 10:57

Oh yes. I've noticed. ;)

I saw that from my students long before the computer and spellcheck. I think it's probably a common error that's exacerbated by spellcheck.
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Re: Words to Watch Out For

Postby wildlx » 07 Jun 2013, 21:21

Probably the person was trying to write "definatly" and became "defiantly".
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Re: Words to Watch Out For

Postby Baker » 08 Jun 2013, 08:56

I would also suspect there are some people who don't know it's the wrong word.
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Re: Words to Watch Out For

Postby Kurna » 09 Jun 2013, 03:56

Thanks for the feedback, everyone.

I was curious, because I saw it so often lately.

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