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HERE ARE SEVERAL METHODS FOR LEARNING HOW TO SPELL A WORD, WHAT DOES THE WORD MEAN AND WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO SAY THE WORD.

1. LOWEST-TECH...

MANY PUBLIC LIBRARIES OFFER A FREE PHONE SERVICE WHICH INCLUDES DICTIONARY RESEARCH

2. GOOGLE-IT...

- TYPE INTO THE ENTRY BOX:

DEFINE: YOUR WORD

GOOGLE THEN PROVIDES:

- FIRST, SPELLED WORD OR ALTERNATIVE SPELLINGS IN CASE OF MISSPELLED WORD

- NEXT, DEFINITION OF THE WORD

- THEN, DEFINITION OF THE WORD IN CONTEXT AND USING PHONETIC SPELLING HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE WORD

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1. WWW DOT ABBREVIATIONS DOT COM

2. WWW DOT DEFINITIONS DOT NET

3. WWW DOT PHRASES DOT NET

4. WWW DOT SYNONYMS DOT NET

5. WWW DOT THESAURUS DOT COM

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