Like many, I use it all the time. But does it check if you're writing clearly?
Before I answer that, I’ll tell you what
it can do. It can keep you from making
careless mistakes. Especially typos. Because, even though you know how to
spell a word, sometimes your fingers just type it wrong!
* I know, a typo. I did this on purpose. You've got a good eye for details.
Can your spellchecker make readers understand what you want to say?
What's wrong with this:
sentence expresses itself by utilizing complicated words with an abundant
number of syllables, is communicated in the passive voice, and is overly long
relative to the point it desires to make.”
No typos. No grammar issues.
Slides right under your spellchecker's nose.
Now, want to read an entire book written like this?
Your spellchecker simply helps you write correctly. But not necessarily clearly.
As you're watching this short video, you'll soon see Bill's problem:
It's not his fault. This is the way they taught us in school. They taught us to
sound smart. If no one understands us, that's their problem.
Simply, writing in... plain English!
What’s that? Go to Step #2: What is Plain English?