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    Default MS Word Shows An Error

    Hello,

    I invite your comment why MS Word shows an error on following sentence structure.

    Thus, kindly contact AOL to inquire about this.

    My guess is that this is because it is a part of another sentence and should not be treated as a new sentence. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Thanks

    Peter

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    Default Re: MS Word Shows An Error

    MS Word often does not know many things about human language, Peter. The sentence sounds correct to me, but if underlining is irritating for you, you can re-arrange it like that:

    Thus, kindly contact AOL should you have any questions.

    OR:

    Thus kindly contact AOL for any queries about this.

    The latter is used quite often in formal business letter or ads.

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    It probably thinks it's a fragment because it isn't recognising 'contact' as a verb because there's no subject, compounded by the fact that it can also be a noun. The grammar check can often recognise things wrongly as fragments.

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    Default Re: MS Word Shows An Error

    Hello,

    Thanks for your clarification.

    Peter

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