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Why shall passive voice be rephrased?

I was reading a document and there was a sentence as this one: "It is aimed mainly at cutting costs, reducing complexity ..". Microsoft word spell checker proposed rephrasing because of the ...
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"English", "the English" or "an English"? [duplicate]

Well, one thing came in my mind when I've posted a comment on SO. Comment is: Do you understand English? Can we write the English or an English ? I'm generally use Grammar Checker when i confuse, ...
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Best grammar-checking software [closed]

What is the best grammar-checking software to check the grammar errors in novels and screenplays? I heard about Grammarly and Whitesmoke but I'm not sure which is good.
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How reliable is Word's grammar checker?

I am a foolish. How s you. Do these sentences have grammar problems? Because I think foolish is an adjective. In general, how reliable is Word's grammar checker? What do I have to watch out for?
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Question and a sentence in the same sentence

We were also innocent people, but who helped us? What is wrong with the above sentence? Can't I put a question and a sentence in the same sentence. My grammar checking software throws following error:...
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Plural of "one of the few"?

I want to express there are two things with unique characteristics. I know it's an oxymoron, so I'll be glad if you suggest me a better formulation. I would express it either like: a) Christianity, ...
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Why does my spelling checker mark these contractions as incorrect?

I'm confused why there is a red underline when I shorten certain words. Words which are OK: I've, You've, We've Words which have a red underline, meaning they're wrong: Should've, Will've, ...
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Is the phrase "these police" or "those police" grammatically incorrect? [duplicate]

Grammarly keeps trying to change it to "this police." I am talking about multiple police. What am I supposed to say in this case?
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cannot be shared or cannot be share?

Is it totally wrong to say "the report cannot be shared with them"? Based on MS Word it is, it accepts "the report cannot be share with them". Could someone explain this?
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What is wrong with "to be" in "I deserve to be known as"?

I am a blogger recently started blogging in English. I generally use a proofreader to check my writing errors and it usually gets to this: I deserve to be known as the guy I am. What is wrong with ...
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MS Word does not like 'any body' and corrects it to 'anybody'

I am always at loggerheads with MS Word in this case. I write a sentence with 'any body' and it pops up its annoying blue underline suggesting 'anybody'. The question: should I let it correct it? ...
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Passive Voice Misuse, Grammarly

I have been checking my writing in Grammarly and correcting my grammar using the Free Plan. But there are some warnings that can only be fixed using the Premium Plan. One thing that is bugging me a ...
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Where do you think, we are in?

Where do you think, we are in? What's wrong with this sentence? My editor says the following comment. Review this sentence for preposition use, particularly at the end of sentences The ...
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Why does however require a comma after it?

I attempted to write Of course, you may be subject to other ordinances outside city limits, however most townships and cities within this county have adopted similar rules. but grammarly suggested ...
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Double restrictive clause

I want to say this following sentence. The decisions in making a project plan that are affected by variable X are presented in Table 4.1 However, the grammarly, a grammar software, says that my ...
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