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A Good Peace.....No, I mean, a Good Piece of Advice

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Spellchecker is a great tool to use in proofreading your work and readying it to submit - spelling is important. But, did you know it won't catch homonyms? You may have spelled the word correctly - but it's the wrong word and that can totally change the meaning of your sentence, just as the title of this "piece of advice" suggests. Common homonyms include: their/there/thery're, your/you're, to/too/two, wear/where/were. There are in fact, over 200 homonyms - try checking out one of these resources to improve your writing:
http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/pwozney/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/homonym-checklist.pdf, http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html 
http://www.monmouth.edu/writing_center/pdf/Homonyms.pdf