Use of the word "better"

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In my novel, one character is told the following regarding getting discouraged at making mistakes: "God will never give up on you. Just ask Him to forgive you and then keep moving forward and ask him to help you do better next time."

No matter how I rephrase this, Garmmarly tells me I need to remove the word "better", that it is not properly placed in this sentence, and knocks down my score as a result of leaving it in. But if I delete or move that word the sentence doesn't make any sense. Any suggestions?.

See example:

Just ask Him to forgive you and then keep moving forward and ask Him to help you do better next time."
asked Jul 16 '13 at 21:59 Janice Doty New member

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When the software sees a comparative adjective like better, it looks for what is being compared. It doesn't understand context. Your sentence is fine.

link comment answered Jul 16 '13 at 22:20 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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