Using Grammarly More Better

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Jeff, Patty, Lewis, Shawn and other Grammarly honchos: Except for short, one or two sentence answers, I have been creating answers in MS Word then copying to Grammarly. This enables me to use line breaks/paragraphs which I think make all answers more easily readable - it gives us all room to breathe. Word, however, is fraught with weird code that sometimes doesn't translate. Am I missing something? Will HTML work in the box in which I'm typing now (I'll experiment)? <br>One more thing: the bar above the entry box has five different options - only bold and italic work (on my computer OS7-Ultimate) – again, am I missing something?</br> Well, so much for the HTML. <p>One more thing: the bar above the entry box has five different options - only bold and italic work (on my computer OS7-Ultimate) – again, am I missing something?</p> Well, so much for the HTML... again.

sigh

asked Jun 12 '13 at 01:26 Brother Dave Contributor

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Grammarly has the bold, italic, and other features, but spell check doesn't work. HTML doesn't do it either, so it's been pretty much shoot your best shot. Copying from a WP is helpful, but I aim for being succinct.

I'm glad to see some new people on here. Every seems to develop their own style of answering, and you'll soon be be able to spot who wrote what before you see the name.

link answered Jun 12 '13 at 02:00 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Thanks, Lewis. Very comforting to know eventually I'll be easy to spot ;<) I notice you got a graph break in your answer... so how do you prepare yours? Had a nice chat with Patty this week: I'm a former former publisher (retired); used to enjoy my friendly arguments (delete, delete) discussions with our editors, proof readers and writers. They were usually right... I was the boss – didn't bother them in the least! You're right, I see a lot of "new member" tags. Perhaps because of the blurbs you send to Facebook – that was a great idea; got me interested. Then came the great "forte" debate and I was hooked. BTW, you or another admin may see some pidgen Nigerian I used with a particularly obtuse questioner — rest assured it was all clean; just told him we are volunteers here to help, not do his work. Then I answered his question. I'm such a sucker! Brother DaveJun 12 '13 at 02:47

Lewis is definitely more succinct than me!

Patty TJun 12 '13 at 04:07

Dave, I just type into the answer box. Summer is the time of the year when I'm the busiest, so I don't post as much as in the winter. Don't let Patty's modesty throw you. She's as sharp as they come. I've never taught English but grew up under the grammar police. Since being on here, I've learned the official rules more in order to be more helpful. I had one account here for a couple of years that got corrupted somehow, and had to start another last year, so there are two Lewis's.

Lewis NeidhardtJun 12 '13 at 17:30

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Get rid of more in the title question. It should just be 'Using Grammarly Better.' I don't know about that other thing.

link answered Jun 13 '13 at 02:29 Peggy Knott New member

Peggy I'll be sure to do that. About that other thing, hmmm maybe it was sarcasm.

Brother DaveJun 13 '13 at 20:02

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