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'Click/tap' or 'click or tap'

I'm writing documentation for an online system, with sentences like this: Click/tap the ‘cog’ icon of a content filter to edit it. This does not go down well with Microsoft Word. The grammar ...
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'Upgradation' not universally accepted?

While copy-editing an article for a journal, I came across the word 'upgradation' underlined red by MS Word (It's underlined red even as I type it in Chrome). The publishers of the journal recommend ...
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“then” vs “and then”

I was writing an email in Outlook and its grammar correction suggested I change this: I need to do something, then I'll call you. to this: I need to do something, and then I'll call you. ...
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Formatting two adjacent footnote indicators in the body of the footnoted text

I've run into an issue using Microsoft Word 2013. In the following example, there is no way to know whether or not there exists one reference to footnote 12, or two references to footnotes 1 and 2: ...
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Verb question and use of am versus is

Is it correct to say: . . . and she like I am happy that. . . . or would you say: . . . and she like I, is happy that. . . . Microsoft Word spellchecker lets either of these be used.
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Is using passive voice “bad form”?

Whenever I create a document in Microsoft Word, it complains about a lot of my sentences being in passive voice. But, when I read that sentence aloud, it sounds fine to me. I am not sure if it is just ...
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Does “can be” have an alternative that is not in the passive voice?

I have been experimenting with different forms of grammar recently, and have enabled Verbose Grammar Checks in Microsoft Word to alert me when I am unknowingly using the passive voice. I wanted to ...
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“Uncapable” or “incapable”?

In Microsoft Word, uncapable is marked as wrong. It sounded pretty alright to me, thus, I checked it up on the Web and found that many dictionaries do not have "uncapable" in their entries, but ...
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Is “uncarefully” a word?

Microsoft Word is telling me that is isn't. If it isn't, what is a suitable alternative?
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Using an apostrophe; Centres or Centre's?

My sentence says Coventry city centre's main transport links. but there is a red line under "centre's" in MS word. Is it "centres" or "centre's"? I thought that you use an apostrophe for ...
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“by” in a Title

If creating a cover page for a draft, should the "by" in the following format be capitilized? Microsoft Word seems to think so, but it looks visibly appealing when it is lowercase. ...
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How do I complete these fragments?

Simply Put, I have the following(similar) sentences: Transducer Introduction. An introduction to Transducer/Sensor. A methodology to meet the deadlines. Introduction to XYZ. All of these are marked ...
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How should I avoid this reflexive pronoun, or is it okay?

I typed a sentence in Microsoft Word as: o Each mobile operating system implements encryption in their own way. It was part of a list of bullet points. I got dinged for their own being ...
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Is it true that which clause should always start with a comma? [duplicate]

Every time when I write a sentence in Microsoft Word like this: the rats which are the food of snake are crazily growing. It always recommends me to rewrite like this: the rats, which are ...
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Is “kinda” a word?

I've used "kinda" as a word basically meaning "kind of" just run together. I wouldn't use it formally, but I noticed that Microsoft Word's spellchecker says that it isn't a word. I searched some and ...
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“Testification” in US English

The usage of Dieter Wisclieceny’s statements and testifications from the Nuremberg Trials as the basis for the interrogation and trial of Eichmann is also accurate. In Microsoft word, the ...
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Is this grammatically correct?

Using MS Word, I typed, "As Roblin and Adelaide are reading the reviews, Roblin thinks that women may get the vote and their rights after all. MS Word puts a green squiggle under "reviews," and it ...
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Software to change American punctuation to British [migrated]

My apologies if this is off topic. American and British writing have different punctuation styles. Is there any software that can change American style punctuation to British? I am referring to ...
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What will be the possessive form of the word “Tipsy” used as a noun? [closed]

The Microsoft Word grammar check shows "Tipsy's" to be wrongly formed. I thought "Tipsy'" would do the job and it was shown as correct. However, it occurred to me that Tipsy does not end in a 'z' or ...
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What is the correct spelling: “wrapable” or “wrappable”?

As it sounds: is "wrapable" correct, or is "wrappable" correct? Or are neither correct? Microsoft Word complains about both, but Google doesn't correct either one.
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“Was” or “were” for “half a dozen”

In Microsoft Word, the following sentence is flagged. It tells me to use "was" instead of "were" There were half a dozen books strewn about the floor. I would think that you would use "were" ...
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What is wrong with “Where should this car be parked?”?

Why does Microsoft Word 2010 show an error for the following sentence? 1. Where should this car be parked? Word 2010 also suggests changing the sentence to 2. Where this car should ...
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“Proceed” or “precede” [closed]

When I use Microsoft Word, it shows me that the word proceed is wrong with the following sentence: This is the only way I can proceed with school and it corrects it to the following: This is ...
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Correct capitalisation of “Machiavellian”?

Does the adjective Machiavellian always have a capital letter? For example: The Machiavellian Iago manipulates Othello into believing his wife, Desdemona, had an affair. Not sure if this is ...
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Should I use the singular or plural here?

The following two phrases MS Word marks as wrong, whereas I think they are correct; but I would like feedback to be sure. Microsoft and Cisco are both designing ... MS Word suggests changing ...
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Usage of “do” in “why do I want to do something”

Phrase: Maybe you'll ask why do I want to lift my keyboard off my desk. Question: Microsoft Word says that I should remove the "do". Why is that? I think the "do" should stay there.
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“Reseller” or “re-seller”?

Which spelling is correct — reseller or re-seller? I was writing a question on another Stack Exchange site, and I wrote reseller, but the editor underlined that as an incorrect spelling. Microsoft ...
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How to use the word “duplicate” [closed]

I would like to warn my customers that names can be duplicate. How do I put it in words? In MS Word when I entered Name can be duplicate., it draws a green line under duplicate. Whats my mistake? ...
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Is “nuancedly” an existing word?

I was typing the following sentence in Microsoft Word: This theme is outlined more nuancedly in this novel. but it marked the word "nuancedly" as being non-existent. I did a search on Google ...
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Microsoft Word Complains me this phrase is wrong - Is it right?

A programming craftsman having hands on knowledge in Web development (Including user interaction), Software Development Life cycle, and database programming How should the sentence be formed ...
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Microsoft Word's “fragments”

Microsoft Word loves underlining things I am typing with a green squiggle. Now sometimes it gets it right, as just now it found a mistake also know as which should be also known as But one ...