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I'm writing with Grammarly and the application says that I've written them wrongly. ( 2 Passive Voice Misuse)

It has been proven that studying a book is not the most reliable method. Words tend to be forgotten after not using them.

If I change the word "proven" to "confirmed" the application marks a mistake less. Why?

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    Welcome to EL&U. This may not be the best place to ask about the merits and peculiarities of Grammarly. – Cascabel Jul 23 at 15:53
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    The short answer is that a software proofreader, at least as of 2019, as not as reliable as a human one, and that algorithms embed human prejudices and reasoning flaws (such as a blanket animadversion to the passive voice). Use so-called "grammar checkers" (and "spell checkers") as exactly that—a tool that suggests you check for the validity of a word to ensure you wrote what you intended—and never as an authority. Note that Grammarly's own blog acknowledges valid uses of the passive voice. – choster Jul 23 at 20:03
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In a comment, choster wrote:

The short answer is that a software proofreader, at least as of 2019, as not as reliable as a human one, and that algorithms embed human prejudices and reasoning flaws (such as a blanket animadversion to the passive voice). Use so-called "grammar checkers" (and "spell checkers") as exactly that—a tool that suggests you check for the validity of a word to ensure you wrote what you intended—and never as an authority. Note that Grammarly's own blog acknowledges valid uses of the passive voice.

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