"change my account choice, that way I would have had" i put this into word, and it wont let me count it as correct grammar, anybody know why?

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  • Yes. Word's programmers think that a comma is too weak a punctuation mark to satisfactorily link the two phrases "...change my account choice" and "that way I would have had..." Presumably, if you had changed the comma to a period and initial-capped the following word (That), Word would have been satisfied—unless your sentence[s] had other problems not shown in the brief ten-word string you quote in your question. – Sven Yargs May 16 at 2:48
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    If I assume that the complete sentence is grammatical in other respects, it's likely Word thinks you've used a comma splice with the comma. It should be two sentences, a semicolon, a dash, or there should be something like so after the comma. – Jason Bassford May 16 at 4:25
  • There's no need to take Microsoft's opinion on language as authoritative. If you know what you want to say and you're confident that you've said it grammatically, you can make your own judgments about Microsoft's suggestions. When you disagree with them in that context, right-click and "ignore once". – Lawrence May 16 at 6:08

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