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Old 10-04-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default I don't need no grammar checker

It's amazing how much opinions vary on which grammar checker is helpful. I found an interesting thread at Quora about this.

And even though it goes without saying, I'll say it anyway. Grammar checkers cannot replace proof-reading. All they can do is help by raising flags here and there, and then it's up to you to make the final decision.

   
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I had no idea there were such things...'-}}


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"I had no idea there were such things..."

Even Microsoft Word can do that. Your grammar is likely perfect so you'd never seen that green underline though.

   
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:14 PM   #4
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LOL!! '-}}

I never (ever, ever) have had Office installed on any of my machines but, now that I'm thinking about it, WordPerfect (8, in this case) does offer some sort of grammar checking but I turned it off along with the spell checker. I guess I should have said, that I had no idea there were independent grammar checkers.


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The one in WordPerfect (Grammatik) started life as a stand-alone.

   
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None of the above ... or below ....

   
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:04 PM   #7
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andew: The one in WordPerfect (Grammatik) started life as a stand-alone.
Thanks! I had no idea...'-}}


Apropos of the discussion, I offer the October 5, 2016 Non Sequitur...and...be sure to read the comments...'-}}


I was (somewhat) surprised that there were people who didn't know the phrase "toe the line" but, then, I read a lot so I knew the phrase and what it meant...



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" ... read the comments ..."

The first one of which misspells "arrant". And another pluralizes Agnes as "Agnes's".

I'm all in favor of forgetting the "rule" about never ending a sentence with a preposition.
And instituting a new rule that forbids starting sentences with "So".

   
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In writing, I've often begun sentences with "So" but then thought better of it...'-}}


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In writing, I've often begun sentences with "So" but then thought better of it...'-}}


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I can live with the occasional "So" at the left edge of a sentence, but when it's become a pattern of speech, it annoys me. And I probably annoy the people who sow "so" so wantonly when I kvetch about it. So what? HehHehHeh.

   
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