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Grammarian PRO2 X Error Feature List

Smart Spelling:

Metaphonic spelling correction
Check:
Check homophone spelling in context
Capitalize first word of a sentence
Capitalize proper nouns (Monday, July)
Check TWo INitial CApital LEtters
Check mixed upper & lower-case
Check multiple word and phrase spellings
Misspellings (Ne wYork, de facto)
Compound words (air port, can not)
Spell out numbers at beginning of sentence
Spell out numbers 1-10 within sentence
Ignore checking:
Ignore uppercase
Ignore numbers
Ignore Internet addresses
Suggestions:
Use context-dependent suggestions
Use variant phrases for suggestions


AutoCorrect:

AutoCorrect spelling
Capitalize first word of sentence
Correct two initial capital letters
Capitalize proper nouns
Replace with "smart quotes"
Toggle hyphen symbol characters


Styled-text AutoType

Font, font size, font styles, text colors
Date/time


Writing Style Rule Groups:

English Writing Rules:
Academic
Business
Casual
Chat
Common
Formal
Legal
Technical
Personal

Grammar Instruction:
Elementary
Junior High
High School
College

Proofreading:
Confusing Words
Grammar and Punctuation
Grammar and Style
Punctuation
Simplify Style

Publishing:
American Psychological Assoc.
Associated Press
Phrase Usage:

Abbreviations:
expand
replace with
Bookish Phrases
Cliche Expressions
Compound Words
Contractions:
expand
replace with
Euphemisms
Extremely Formal
Faulty Phrases
Formal Phrases
French Expressions
Generic Terms
Informal Phrases
Latin Expressions
Legal Terms:
use legal terms
remove legal terms
Overly Formal Phrases
Personal Phrases
Racial Phrases
Redundant Phrases
Sexist Phrases
Slang Expressions
Use Collegiate Phrases
Vague Phrases
Wordy Phrases
Grammar Mechanics:

Antecedent Reference:
Double reference antecedent
Lack of reference to antecedent
Unclear reference to antecedent
Article-Noun Agreement:
article 'a'
article 'an'
missing article
Comparison:
absolute
comparative
superlative
Dangling Modifiers:
adjective
elliptical clause
gerund
infinitives
participles
prepositions
Double Negatives
Improper parallelism
Incomplete Infinitive form
Incorrect adjective modifier
Incorrect adverb modifier
Incorrect predicate adjective
Misplaced modifiers
Noun Plurality:
plural
singular
Numbers:
Numbers at sentence beginning
Numbers within a sentence
Omissive 'that'
Prepositions Missing/Wrong
Pronoun case:
Inconsistency
Object of preposition
Object of verb
Predicate complement
Subject of infinitive
Sentence Fragment:
dependent clause
noun phrase
Sentence pattern:
confuse contact/possess
confuse possess/contract
improper word usage
Retained object
Split infinitive
Squinting modifiers
Subject verb agreement:
compound subject/and
compound subject/or/
plural
singular
plural relative clause
singular relative clause
time/money/quantity
Subjunctive mood
Verb tenses:
future
past
present
past participle
perfect participle
present perfect
tense shift
Weak passive voice

Punctuation:

Abbreviation expected
Balance out of order
Comma after dash
Comma and restrictive modifier
Comma splice
Dashes
Digits preceding decimal
Extraneous space
Extraneous space between words
Hyphens with compound adjective
Hyphens with numbers
Incorrect hyphenation
Incorrect plural possession
Incorrect possession
Isolated punctuation
Misplaced punctuation
Missing punctuation:
apostrophe
comma
comma/compound sentence
comma/dates
comma/numbers
after clause
before quote
period
question mark
separative comma
semicolon
Missing space:
common space
after quote
before quote
a space after )]}
before ([{
Mixed upper and lower case
Period after dash
Punctuation inside Quotes
Punctuation outside quotes
Repeated words
Semicolon and participle
Spaces after sentence
Three digits after comma
Too much punctuation
Unbalanced quotes
Unbalanced parentheses
Unbalanced square brackets
Unnecessary Punctuation:

comma
comma/restrictive element
comma/verb
comma before (
semicolon
separative punctuation
Word missing capital letter
Words incorrectly capitalized
Word letters/numbers
   
grammar check
MICROSOFT WORD's Grammar Check--A Word to the unwise--program's grammar check isn't so smart
Sandeep Krishnamurthy thinks Microsoft can do a lot better. Karen Ducey/P-I Sandeep Krishnamurthy shows a marked up example of how Microsoft's Word grammar checker doesn't quite do the job. The University of Washington associate professor has embarked on a one-man mission to persuade the Redmond company to improve the grammar-checking function in its popular word-processing program. Krishnamurthy is also trying to raise public awareness of the issue.
"If you're a grad student turning in your term paper, and you think grammar check has completely checked your paper, I have news for you--it really hasn't," he said.
A Word to the unwise--program's grammar check isn't so smart
By TODD BISHOP
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

 

Related link:
Slashdot: Professor Finds Fault with MS Grammar Checker

 



     

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