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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Robert Macy[_2_]
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On Jun 4, 3:34*pm, "Doug Robbins - Word MVP"
wrote:
While when I went to school 50 odd years ago, learning grammar was a major
component of English lessons, more recently in schools here, it is no longer
taught so there is a whole generation that would not know if something was
grammatically incorrect, or at least what was grammatically incorrect about
some text.

Fortunately, steps are now being taken to re-introduce the teaching of
grammar in schools. *However none of the current crop of teachers were
taught it themselves, so it is going to be a struggle.

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On Jun 3, 5:19 pm, "Doug Robbins - Word MVP"
wrote:
Google turned up the following:


http://www.yourdictionary.com/dictio...online-grammar....


http://spellcheckplus.com/


http://www.grammarly.com/?q=grammar&...FQa0bwodgg1yFw


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...of an online website to check a sentence, or phrase, for
grammatical accuracy and correct punctuation?


everything I've found so far wants money for a book or lessons, or
worse wants to give me pragmatic rules which rarely apply.


anybody know of something very, very effective?


thank you for these URLs.


the first one had four sites, each were spell check only, the last was
30 days or $49


the second one was spell check only


the third was spell check only until I asked for grammar then it said
it won't work with my browzer! *kept wanting me to run WinXP and later
programs. *That's crazy! this is a text monitoring program, why would
anyone need higher than DOS!!!


Odd it is so difficult to find out if punctuation is correct.


Interesting. Unfortunately, the audience is not likely to be that
group that gapped in education.

As in, "Why Johnny Can't Read," now in VHS format!

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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Robert Macy[_2_]
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Default slightly OT, but anyone know...

On Jun 4, 3:38*pm, "Doug Robbins - Word MVP"
wrote:
If you want a fourth opinion, ask Peter T. Daniels -


looks like: Peter T. Daniels -


thanks but the email address is munged as it comes in here.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 12:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Robert Macy[_2_]
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On Jun 4, 3:59*pm, "Terry Farrell" wrote:
But he only has one opinion.

Terry Farrell


Yes, but if that opinion agrees with mine, I'll consider him a wise
source of enlightenment
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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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You will find him in the docmanagement newsgroup.

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"Robert Macy" wrote in message
...
On Jun 4, 3:38 pm, "Doug Robbins - Word MVP"
wrote:
If you want a fourth opinion, ask Peter T. Daniels -



looks like: Peter T. Daniels -


thanks but the email address is munged as it comes in here.


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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:58 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Terry Farrell
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Good luck.

Terry
"Robert Macy" wrote in message ...
On Jun 4, 3:59 pm, "Terry Farrell" wrote:
But he only has one opinion.

Terry Farrell


Yes, but if that opinion agrees with mine, I'll consider him a wise
source of enlightenment
 




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