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"I have yet to find grammar software that works. As they can still only perform mathematical checks of words and sentences, grammar checkers tend to miss lots of errors and often suggest wrong versions. Microsoft's grammar checker is doubtless a brilliant piece of programming, but it misses around 70% of errors in my experience.
Here is a test piece:
I know a girl. The girls' coat is blue.
Now, as we all know, the apostrophe should be before the "s" in "girls" as the coat belongs to only one girl - as is clear from context. However, as "girls' coat" is feasible as a stand-alone phrase, grammar checkers will ignore it. I could rattle off countless examples like this one, which leave grammar checkers floundering at the bottom of the class!
Unfortunately, the only way to prevent grammar errors is learn grammar. Unlike spell checkers (which are - let's face it - brilliant), modern grammar checkers are full of holes - huge ones.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
You might want to have a look at www.grammar-monster.com (There is a short article there about grammar checkers and a few cool tests too.)"
Anonymous:Very true...nothing can replace human brain!!!
btw I got a question...
He is said to have had connection with criminals.
He is said to have been a part of our company.
could anyone tell me if these sentences are correct?
Waiting for your valuable input, thank you very much:)
I believe that the first one is correct, but the second one should go like this;
He is said to have been part of our company
I'm almost positive that there should not be an article before part..
Industrious100I am looking for a good grammar checker other than microsoft word. Any clue?Support is offered round the clock all through the year.
"He is said to have had a connection with criminals."
"He is said to have been a part of our company."
AnonymousYes, that's grammatically correct, Anon.Industrious100I am looking for a good grammar checker other than microsoft word. Any clue?Support is offered round the clock all through the year.
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