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Office software shootout: Word's Grammar checker still fails the grade

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 209.217.118.25] on September 11, 2007 09:57 PM
What MS provides is a grammar checker that assumes you have no more than a grade 8 education in the U.S. This might be appropriate to Americans, but it is not acceptable to those of us living in other English speaking countries in the world. As an example, the daughter of one of my friends used Word's grammar checker to check her assignments, only to lose grades from her high school teacher over the use of poor grammar. By not having a grammar checker, Writer actually forces the user to know their own language. When forced to not use the grammar checker, my friend's daughter did much better. Sometimes no tool is better than a defective tool. My apologies for being an idiot.
[Modified by: Anonymous on September 11, 2007 11:13 PM]

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