Yearly Archives: 2011
Dec 29th 2011
Dec 26th 2011
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Dec 7th 2011
Holiday Special! Black Friday fraud, cranberry takeover, and holiday gifts for the grammatically challenged
For those of you who have celebrated Thanksgiving, we hope it was a delicious and meaningful one. For those of you who haven’t had the chance, we’re going to try and make up for it with this holiday special spelling news flash!1 Comment
Nov 29th 2011
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We thought we’d put together a little collection of the most interesting grammar or spelling news we came across this past week. If you’re not following us on Facebook yet, check it out! There’s plenty more on our page.
So what happened in the world of grammar this week?13 Comments
Sep 15th 2011
A new study, published in Cognitive Science journal, shows that even very young toddlers are able to understand English grammar. Most two year olds can already understand a good amount of words, and combine two or three words together, but cannot yet form full length sentences with English grammar. A new research suggests that even before toddlers are able to form full sentences, they can understand English grammar constructions and use those to understand complex conversations.1 Comment
Aug 22nd 2011
Sneaky spelling mistakes can hide in the most important places – not only in your emails, business docs, and personal notes, but also in surprising places at the side of the road.
There are several common types of mistakes we see a lot at Ginger:
- Typos: accidentally switching between two consequent letters in a word, using letters that are close by on the keyboard, etc.
- Repetition of letters or symbols: this is a very common mistake that is rather unique to typing (not very common when handwriting, I suspect…)
- While the types of mistakes above are rather easy for a spell-checker to catch and fix, the third type is the trickiest. Those are homophones – words that sound the same, but have a different meaning. Doe and dough, flu and flew, wail and whale. Such words can be very wrong in the context they are used, but are still a legit word. This is why it’s important to use a context-based spell checker, that not only checks that each word is correct, but makes sure you use it correctly within your entire sentence.
Holler at us if you come across any funny misspelled signs, and don’t forget to proofread!
Wishing you a great week,
Adva and the Ginger team.7 Comments