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Have you noticed an increase in spelling and grammatical errors?

Asked by redhen4 (490 points ) January 29th, 2013

Between books, e-books, and online articles I’ve read lately it seems more and more there are spelling and grammatical errors.

I’ve only had a high school education (I had to look up spelling on grammatical) but I know the difference between there and they’re, or to and too. And I notice more spelling errors in general. I don’t know what that means in regards to the education in this day and age (I graduated high school in 1975).

I notice it more online and e-books than in paper print.

PS I’ve been reading some of the “comments” area on Yahoo, and it just makes me sad to see how many people do not know spell. It does not seem to bode well for the future.

(Maybe due to texting? All the shorthand making it harder to actually spell out words?)

Or am I just being too critical? Or a snob?

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