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    Arrow Ones writing style.

    I would believe ones writing style is enhanced by others, I switched from Google to Firefox and Grammarly only underlines the words, but does not help me redo them. Is the underlines telling me the word is spelled wrong are is the wrong word to use in this sentence? I am beginning to believe that ones writing style is a copy of someones else's (the words Grammarly and else's is underlined in this sentence) unedited. Paul

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    Re: Ones writing style.

    Are the underlines telling me the word is spelled wrong or is ...

    one's writing style is

    Grammarly is underlined because it is not a word. The word is grammatically.

    But there is nothing wrong with someone else's. It should not be underlined.

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    Re: Ones writing style.

    Every single online editor will have problems.

    None can read a sentence like a human can, and all will suggest things are mistakes that are not mistakes. And they will often allow the wrong word to go unchallenged because it's a real word. Writing "here" when you mean "hear" or something similar.

    Some of the better ones will ask if you're sure you really mean a word -- a word that is a legitimate English word but the wrong one for the context. For example, if you write "your" instead of "you're" it might underline "your" in a different color because it's a real word, but the editor recognizes that it may be the wrong choice.

    I do use the spellcheck feature, and I need it. I'm a terrible speller. But I have to use my own judgement when it says a word is wrong because it may be a proper noun or some other bit of jargon that my company uses.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 10-Jun-2015 at 02:46.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Ones writing style.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Every single online editor will have problems.
    A case in point!

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    Arrow Re: Ones writing style.

    In underlining, I am pointing out a point with a word or sentence or should I use () instead? With my old web mail Grammarly shows me the wrong words or sentence and how to correct it, but with the new one brmemc.net it just underlines it for spelling purposes. How do I get the old Grammarly back? Edit this please.

    Paul
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Jun-2015 at 09:29. Reason: See below.

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    Re: Ones writing style.

    Should I use underlining or parentheses to highlight words? (I suggest you use italics or bold instead.)

    I have no idea how to use Grammarly. You could try calling their tech support, but one of the things people said about them was that their tech support was terrible.

    Paul, remember to use paragraphs.

    I would have broken this into three paragraphs. The second one starting with "With my..." and the last one being "Edit this, please."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Additionally, Paul, you don't need to finish your posts with your name, but if you choose to, give it its own line, as I have edited it for you above.

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    Re: Ones writing style.

    In a private message, another user suggested I was in error when I wrote my last point by placing a period after "... into three paragraphs."

    My writing style (when not writing for work) makes deliberate use of fragments. This may cause confusion for learners who may have expected a colon instead of a period.
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    Re: Ones writing style.

    What is a legtimate English word? Wouldn't the basic core or history of a word work? Why have synonyms if the word does not fit within the sentence? That's my biggest problem which is the correct word to use in a sentence? Is it a sin to make a mistake when writing? I to am a horrible speller and I could get hooked on a speller helper and I am not sure that's for me. Paul

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    Re: Ones writing style.

    Did you read my post #7, Paul?

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