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    Is 'Ifs' A Real Word?

    We discovered recently in Word 2000 that the spell check won't pick up the word "ifs" as a misspelling. It's in the main Word dictionary that way; and not something put in the custom dictionary by mistake. This seems odd to us. I didn't know there was such a word as "ifs."
    Daisy

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    Re: Is 'Ifs' A Real Word?

    I had to look it up myself in dictionary.com, this is what I found... http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=ifs

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    BAM
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    Re: Is 'Ifs' A Real Word?

    Hi Daisy,

    As KT pointed out, yes it is a real word.

    If you find that this could be a problem, then you can create an Exclude dictionary. The spelling of any words found in this dictionary would be questioned.

    If interested, to create the dictionary:
    - Create a text file
    - Save it using the same name as your main dictionary but with an *.exc extension
    - Place the *.exc file in the same location as your main dictionary
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    Cheers!

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    Re: Is 'Ifs' A Real Word?

    For a different view of the spell checker in Word, have a look at this article
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    Re: Is 'Ifs' A Real Word?

    Great suggestion, BAM!
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    Re: Is 'Ifs' A Real Word?

    How many ifs do you want your spell checker to check?
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    Re: Is 'Ifs' A Real Word?

    "Ifs" is just the plural of "if".

    Hasn't anyone come across the poem:

    IF WISHES WERE HORSES
    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
    If turnips were watches, I would wear one by my side.
    And if ifs and ands
    Were pots and pans,
    There'd be no work for tinkers!
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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