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Missing words?

Post by Alanna636 » 13 Apr 2014, 18:02

Does anyone else notice that with some e-books it seems like words might be missing randomly throughout the book?

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Post by erasmus » 13 Apr 2014, 19:02

I'm not sure about missing words, but I do like to complain about the paragraphing and spacing sometimes.
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Post by fari30 » 13 Apr 2014, 19:08

Sometimes, it's true there are a few missing words or sometimes even sentences. I hate that as I worry that I missed something significant.
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Post by Alanna636 » 13 Apr 2014, 19:10

erasmus wrote:I'm not sure about missing words, but I do like to complain about the paragraphing and spacing sometimes.
Spacing aggravates me too!

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fari30 wrote:Sometimes, it's true there are a few missing words or sometimes even sentences. I hate that as I worry that I missed something significant.

If I really like the book I will find it in print format and buy it to read it again just to be sure I get everything possible.

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Post by maddicaddi » 13 Apr 2014, 19:18

lol i tohught i was the only one who notice that!!!! i read alot on my kindle and there are missing words alot!!! there are sometimes aded words u know like words that dont even have anything to do with that dialouge for example a books talking about a cat and in the middle of the sentence is the word ....... watermelon????

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Post by Alanna636 » 13 Apr 2014, 19:30

Haha it drives me crazy! I wish they would look closer before they allowed the books to be purchased!

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Post by lanielep » 13 Apr 2014, 21:24

I always feel guilty when I get frustrated when reading a Project Gutenburg book, but some of them are absolutely unreadable. The scan just didn't work. Actually does anyone know if there is someone I should contact or alert when I see a book like that?

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Post by amansmith » 20 May 2014, 07:34

I am not sure that I have noticed any missing words, but there are some spacing problems sometimes. The spacing issues annoy me, but I can deal with it because I have come to love my e-books.
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Post by Alexandra Bayer » 20 May 2014, 08:51

I don't know about missing words, but I find bad grammar and spelling all the time.
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Post by SuzyMarie5 » 21 May 2014, 09:00

About Missing Words.. I too mind that in E books, also the grammer... If the book is interesting enough your mind fills in the words, (after a tiny annoyance ) and you keep right on reading!

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Post by CuriousJorgi » 30 May 2014, 17:20

I have noticed grammar, punctuation, and spacing errors. I have not noticed words too but put that may be because I fill in what I think should be there.

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Post by mandap24 » 11 Jul 2014, 15:48

Like everyone else I've mainly noticed the spacing errors.
I did once get an ebook that was missing the letter O throughout the entire book...that was pretty bizarre. But never missing words.
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Post by stoppoppingtheP » 06 Aug 2014, 07:18

I have noticed that too. Added to the spacing errors.
Perhaps the book was most suited for a specific reader and when opening it with another reader these problems occur.
Well, that's my theory.

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Post by Bluefirerose » 22 Aug 2014, 06:31

I have noticed a few missing words but usually it's a missing letter. Or a word is repeated. It bugs me but thankfully it doesn't happen too often.
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Post by Liv_Rem » 25 Aug 2014, 20:24

Yes, I roll my eyes every time that I come upon a typo in a published book. I'm sure it makes me a very mean, unappreciative person, but I feel like a book should be edited several times before publishing. If people would take the time to do that, we wouldn't have a problem with missing, duplicated, or misspelled words.

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