Published on March 16th, 2013 | by What2Learn0
Don’t trust spellchecker!
Many of us today have become very reliant on the use of automated spelling checkers on our computers, but can they really be trusted. Automated spelling checkers may think that a word does not have a spelling mistake, but is it really the right word for the sentence? Spellchecker has no way of spotting homophones (words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings). Play this interactive learning game to test your ability to spot a mistake that automated spellcheckers would miss.
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Spot the homophone
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Summary: A really useful activity for helping us to remember that we cannot always rely entirely on what a computer says! Please rate this activity below.