I am an IT Professional with over 12 years experience in Website Development, IT Management, IT Support and project management.

I have the following strap line on my resume

A dynamic, creatively thinking and result-oriented IT professional with 11+ years of experience in Web Technologies, IT Administration, IT Support and Database Administration.

In Microsoft Word it always shows a green line (like underline) indicating a grammatical error, as shown below.

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I am not sure how to rephrase it to make it grammatically correct. Help in this regard is appreciated.

  • What do you mean by "under it"? Do you mean under each instance of the word "IT"? Dec 10, 2013 at 7:42
  • I meant like underline, Yes whole work is marked with green line
    – Learning
    Dec 10, 2013 at 7:45
  • 2
    It may simply be because MS Word reads it as an incomplete sentence. Nothing wrong with that if it’s a heading. Dec 10, 2013 at 7:46
  • Almost all word processors have very bad grammar detection. Do not rely on it to be truthful.
    – AMACB
    Jan 15, 2016 at 18:31

2 Answers 2


The sentence is a fragment. It doesn't have a verb, thus Microsoft Word views it as grammatically wrong. If you simply put "I am" at the beginning of the sentence, Microsoft Word would view it as accurate.

A word of caution -- do not use Microsoft Word's native grammar checker to check documents as it is frequently wrong and/or missing massive amounts of mistakes. I would suggest using programs like the following:

I have more experience with Pro Writing Aid, but I hear Grammarly is very good as well. They both have a plug-in for Microsoft Word as well as an online tool.

Pro Writing Aid Word add-in

Grammarly Word add-in


Why not just say "result-oriented IT professional" and remove the "IT" everywhere else. Alternatively, use a different word instead of repeating yourself, such as "system administration" instead of "IT administration".

Also, one style note, avoid meaningless buzzwords like "result-oriented". And instead of "creatively thinking", just say "creative".

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