[ExI] need a new word/suffix

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 16:59:19 UTC 2016

On 14 January 2016 at 16:24, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:
> WordPerfect had a grammar checker that would tell you such things as whether
> you used the passive voice a lot.  Wonder where that went.

Wow! You're going way back. The youngsters won't have heard of WordPerfect. :)
Now, WordStar - that was a real word processor!

Grammar checkers still exist, but have a poor record. Without proper
natural language AI they make many mistakes and often make text much
worse. They can spot clichés by a simple database lookup.
Sometimes helpful for people who are learning English as she is spoke.

They are available on the web, e.g.


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