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  1. kltakky
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    Looking forward to your reply?

    Dear teachers,

    MsWord prompts me 'fragment revise' when I type 'Looking forward to your reply?'. Could you please tell me how it should be corrected? And what other way I could express the urge of getting a reply from someone in a polite and formal manner?

    Thank you for the help and time spent on this.

    Best wishes,
    Kltakky

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    looking forward

    "Looking forward to your reply" is okay. It's a standard if not common closing in letters.

    The problem here is MicroSoft. :grab: They need to udpdate their grammar checker so as to add exceptions like "looking forward to your reply".

    It's a fragment alright: It doesn't have a subject; but, when it's used as a closing, it's perfectly acceptable.

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    The Microsft grammar check is notoriously weak. Many of its suggestions are wrong and others are pointless. Their thesaurus is a bit dodgy too- they suggest 'son' is a synonym of 'dughter', which leaves me wondering. I never have the grammar check turned on. The spell check is wonderful, though.

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    spell check

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    udpdate = update


    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a tatol mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

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    #5

    Re: spell check

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    computer keys

    udpdate = update


    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a tatol mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
    Does that work with Japanese?

    :wink:

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    Cute. You actually had me thunking there for just a mo'.

    Good on ya! :D You made my day. Thanx 8)

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    :wink:

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