Grammarily keeps telling that "barn" is misspelled.

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“That’s nice, I’m glad you got some help, but while I am out here I’ll just take a quick peek at the horse, it won’t take me a minute,” Mr. Cassidy said. All of a sudden a little, brown dog came walking slowing toward him from the direction of the barn. “What in the hell are you feeding this poor, little thing?” Mr. Cassidy shouted and picked up the dog that was nothing more than skin and bones and carried it toward the barn.

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All of a sudden a little, brown dog came walking slowing toward him from the direction of the barn.
asked Apr 30 '12 at 05:09 Dollie Mason New member

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Interesting, Grammarly highlights "barn" as misspelled and then suggests "barn" as a correction. It has to be a program bug.

 

Even in dialogue, there should be periods -- not commas -- after "That's nice" and "peek at the horse".

link comment edited Apr 30 '12 at 17:33 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow
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Definitely a bug in the program.  In addition to Jeff's suggestion, slowing (between walking and toward) should be slowly.

link answered Apr 30 '12 at 11:44 Jody M. Expert

Somebody else is reporting a similar problem with "garden". Perhaps Grammarly has a "urban" bias toward spelling.

Jeff PribylApr 30 '12 at 17:36

Ha ha! Perhaps. Grammarly seems to be quite moody today.

Jody M.Apr 30 '12 at 19:05

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