[ExI] need a new word/suffix

Tara Maya tara at taramayastales.com
Thu Jan 14 17:10:24 UTC 2016

I use several different grammar and style checkers, but they are useful only for writers who already know grammar, because the checker itself must always be checked. They are useful for catching typos, passive constructions, repeated words, cliches and the like, but sometimes those are not “errors.” Since I write science fiction and fantasy, these programs tend to find many “errors” that aren’t in my writing. 

Tara Maya

> On Jan 14, 2016, at 8:59 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 January 2016 at 16:24, William Flynn Wallace  wrote:
> <snip>
>> 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.
> http://www.grammarcheck.me/
> http://www.gingersoftware.com/grammarcheck
> http://www.grammarbase.com/
> BillK
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