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  • Blog Post: English Grammar Checker, Fragments, and Settings

    A French translator was asking an interesting question the other day on the Word community newsgroup . He wanted to know how he could switch off the grammar rule which flags “Fragments”, i.e. incomplete sentence fragments that the writer is invited to revise. The user did not want to turn off the English...
  • Blog Post: The Grammar Checker and Rain Man

    Thinking about a couple of recent Language Log posts about grammar checkers, passive sentences , and grammatical Cupertinos , it occurred to me that grammar checkers are a bit like Rain Man . For the benefit of younger readers (no one alive in 1988 could have missed the hype surrounding this movie),...
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