I don't want Grammarly to grade material in a quotation.


Grammarly marked an error on text that is part of a quotation. How can I tell it not to try to change material inside quotation marks?

See example:

The commission simply stated that "the request [made by the center] were to ensure that the nature of Complainant's event coincided with [the center's] guidelines, and not an intent to discriminate."
asked Sep 13 '13 at 19:17 Katherine Harms New member

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This is not a support forum, Katherine. For technical questions on Grammarly's software, you'll need to click on the support link at the bottom of any page.  That said, I'll venture a guess that this falls into the category of "you can't always get what you want."  I'm not sure what the significance of a "grade" from Grammarly is for you.  (If you have an instructor who relies solely on a piece of software to grade papers, I'd say it's time to find a new teacher or school.)  My suggestion is to remember that the software is a tool to help you write better.  The tool will make suggestions based on the rules that have been put in its programming.  It does not understand context any more than your toaster does.  It is up to you to decide if the suggestions should be followed or not.  (The English language has a LOT of exceptions to rules.) Usually, when there is a grammatical error in something being quoted, you type [sic] after it so that the reader knows you are aware there is an error, but you are quoting verbatim. 

link comment answered Sep 13 '13 at 21:07 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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