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Writing numbers can be quite a challenge. One reason for all the confusion about the grammar rules for numbers is the fact that there is no specific rule. To distinguish when and how to write numbers out depende on the context. We give you some simple rules to remember when writing out numbers.

Software spelling rules

I really can’t think of any reason why an adult should get into the effort of memorizing rules with tons of exceptions. Either you know how something is spelled or you use some software to do the job. Learning spelling rules is completely meaningless for anyone who is not in the need to prevent early Alzheimer.

Best buddies

Written English contains many words that are easyly mixed up. This can lead to totally different menanings in a text. If you want to avoid painful misunderstandings, you should be aware of all these “false friends” around. Especially if you are using any transcription software you definitely should look out for them.

Online Spell Checker Dictionary

The online spell checker is great to use. But if you want to increase effectiveness in your spell checking process, you need to train it. Every rule you feed the spell checker saves you time and effort in future documents. In this post we show you how to handle the online spell checker’s dictionary function.


Many acronyms sound like a sort of secret code for those who are not used to business and marketing. Some mails and conversations can become a sort of abbreviated slang for insiders that clearly marks everyone not participating in it. You should avoid two things in order not to look like an idiot: Not knowing the exact meaning of an acronym or spelling it wrong. So you should be sure about the meaning of acronyms and be sure to spell them in a correct way to join the happy family at work.


It would be madness to remember every comma rule consciously. We instinctively “know the rules” . And we can just run a spell checker to correct whatever error comes up. The advantage using a web based tool is that these rules are maintained by a community that has committed to enhance and refine the rule sets. You can easily add your own rules to your online spell checker.

King of grammar II

Language is a living entity based on crowdsourcing on a higher level. It should keep that way. Proper grammar is decided by usage within a community. You notice this when you see the different spellcheckers in your text editors for British, American, South African, Indian, Caribbean English or any other regional form of English.

Creative writing in the old days

Don’t let typos make you lose your inspiration. When you are writing a text, let your ideas flow first and check the spelling later. To avoid losing your writing flow, separate the writing from the editing process: Don’t correct typos until you are done with your creative moment.