I just posted this on FB and then realized it would be a perfect fit for Jan's assignment.
Oh, the horror! I was just writing a quick email when the spell-check corrected a lot to alot! What on earth is happening? Do the people who program these things have any idea about grammar? Oh, I must give up and go to bed before it tells me to change: She went to the store for Emily and me to Emily and I.
I don't think my heart could endure that one! I feel nauseated (note I didn't say nauseous) The English language is being decimated (about 10 % of it is now correct even though it should be incorrect) Maybe, I'll find someone who may be an expert and fix the spell check. (Note the difference between maybe and may be!) This is making me quite anxious to see what the world is coming to. I'm eager to see if this post will make a difference.
How'd I do; other than the obvious too many exclamation points? Since it was on FB, I tend to write more like I would talk and when I talk I use a lot of exclamations!
Again I want to thank you for coming back to the thread. You really do make a difference here. I'm honored to learn so many things from you.
Can I talk you into working for the spellcheck people? (So is spellcheck one word, two, or hyphenated?)
I looked it up and the dictionary says hyphenated, but the spell check says one word. Good grief. Now I've used all three variants and broken my be consistent rule.