Word Grammar Check?
Microsoft Word has included a
grammar check since 1997. Many of my students have mentioned using
the grammar checking feature on their home computers. Indeed, some
of them rely on it to make sure their papers are done well.
Well, should they? In a word,
NO! Take a look at the first sentence from an article published in
the Seattle Post Intelligencer on March 28, 2005: "Microsoft the
company should big improve Word grammar check."
Do you see any errors in the
sentence? I hope so. Now, would you believe that the sentence will
pass the grammar check in Word? Yes, it will!
To read more about the
problems with Word's grammar checking features, read the article,
Word to the unwise -- program's grammar check isn't so smart."
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