Sound-alike word mistakes, mis-using one word for another that sounds just like it, is profoundly disturbing to many readers. Just seeing that mistake in print offends them so deeply that they'll discredit the ad, the product AND the writer. Simply put, they see the writer as careless, irresponsible and without credibility.
What exactly ARE sound-alike words?
Sound-alike words are the two or three words that sound exactly the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. A problem arises when spelling these words by the way they sound. Independent of meaning (the context in which it's being used), the spelling is often the WRONG word. Put another way, the word you want may NOT be spelled like it sounds.
No one is aware of these errors in their own writing, and spell-checkers don't catch them because the WRONG words are spelled correctly.
These are a different kind of words, homophones, and they cannot be sounded out. Their use/spelling has to be learned/memorized. The "WRITE LIST of WRONG WORDS" lists 49 sets of the worst offenders right up front with 700 or so to follow. Laid out in spreadsheet format, and listed alphabetically by the way they sound, every word is fast and easy to find along with definitions and examples of its use.
So, if you are writing descriptions for eBay or the other auction sites, writing classified ads for Craigslist, writing internet content or copy to be turned into an eBook, run your spell checker first. Then, before you submit it, get two or three friends to check it for misused sound-alike words. To have us check it for you, click on services below. Or, to check it yourself, use the "WRITE LIST of WRONG WORDS" that you can order below.
|(For International buyers: With wide latitude given for regional pronunciation, all words are Americanized English language words, with the meaning, spelling, and usage of the words as they are commonly understood, written and used in the United States. (The title word "WRITE" is a an intentional substitution for the sound-alike word "right".))|
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