Keep an eye on autocorrect and your own grammar when it comes to homophones

Are you using the correct words in preparing written communications?

Our written communications have potential to impact reputations –  our own, those of our colleagues, and those of our employers. A homophone is one of two or more words that sound similar yet with different meanings and/or spellings. Scroll down, and you’ll see I’ve built a list of some of these words that are commonly misused. 

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A list of homophones you may want to bookmark

A homophone is one of  two or more words with the same pronunciation but different meanings or spelling. When we use AI to dictate work, we want to check whether the appropriate word has been recorded. Even when we’re using the keyboard, autocorrect functions may sometimes skew our meaning.

I’ve created a page to help recognise homophones, and whether you may using a word inappropriately. Click here for this handy resource!

If you rely on autocorrect functions,  double check the results when inserting homophones. When in doubt as to which word is appropriate, check a dictionary.

Click here to access my list of homophones

2 Comments on “Keep an eye on autocorrect and your own grammar when it comes to homophones

  1. Hi Shelagh
    Excellent article. A quick reply this morning. It would be really nice to catch up sometime.
    Hope to talk soon.

    Kind regards
    Christine Stewart

    • Hi, Chris.

      Thanks for your kind words. I’m glad you found this article a good use of your time, and would be happy to catch up sometime soon.

      With kind regards,

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