Jun 24th 2012

Savvy Sunday – What do you mean by ‘enormity’?

We all know that ‘enormous’ is used to describe something that is huge. Since ‘enormous’ is an adjective (a descriptive word), what is the noun of ‘enormous’?

Did you guess ‘enormity’?

If you did, you are way off! Former U.S. President, George HW Bush, made the same mistake when he described his feeling after being elected.

‘Enormity’ is the noun that means extreme evil.

To some, it must have been very foreboding when George HW Bush said “he couldn’t believe the enormity of what had happened” after winning the election. To others who knew the correct meaning of the word, that would have been one of the greatest embarrassments ever.

So while 2 words might have very similar spellings, do not assume they have related meanings! The English language is full of its own peculiarities. So always use Ginger Software to avoid embarrassing mistakes and improve your English! =)

The Ginger Team

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Jun 20th 2012

Word Wednesday

Today’s quantifiable words-of-the-day: a few, a handful, several, a couple.

While ‘a few’, ‘a handful’, and ‘several’ can be used interchangeably, it is common for most people to use ‘a couple’ wrongly. Strictly speaking, ‘a couple’ refers to a quantity of two. So if you say you’ll be somewhere in a couple of minutes, it literally means you’ll be there in 2 minutes!

Nonetheless, ‘a couple’ has been used so frequently in a figurative manner than its meaning is somewhat diluted.

So as the diagram shows, ‘a couple’ actually means having a quantity of 2, but it can go up to a quantity of 5 and, hence, become interchangeable with the other quantifiable words.

Remember to use Ginger Grammar & Spell Checker when you use these words in your writing.

Have a wonderful Word Wednesday, everyone!

The Ginger Team

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Jun 19th 2012

The Tuesday Talk

Ginger Software uses a very unique and very powerful software algorithm that allows it to correct 95 percent of writing errors. Most writing-correction software only corrects spelling and a minimal extent of grammatical errors. Even when these software pick out a grammatical error, the suggested corrections are, more often than not, just as wrong in a contextual sense.

Ginger Software is able to understand the logic of a sentence, filter out any writing mistakes, and offer you suggested corrections. Its algorithm allows it to do this with much accuracy.

Bear in mind that writing errors include spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Ginger’s algorithm draws from a huge database that allows it to offer accurate suggestions. All these lead to a better user experience and something that Ginger users can derive a lot of value from.

The English language, while one of the most prevalent languages today, is not an easy language to learn in relative terms. Ginger Software is your friendly companion in your quest to improve your command of the English language.

And while we’re on the topic of English language and other languages, here’s a hilarious video of English translation to other languages.

Enjoy!

The Ginger Team

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Jun 18th 2012

Manic Monday

While Ginger might not be able to ‘read’ that for you (only your ‘awesomeness’ can), it is more than able to understand your typed sentences and correct your mistakes based on the context of your writing. Amazing isn’t it?

More amazingly, it’s free!

Have a manic Monday, everyone!

The Ginger Team

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Jun 17th 2012