use of words AS and owner ship such as Justin's dog....
Why does grammarily keep saying it is wrong to use the above words and yet I know they are
correct. If grammarily is wrong on this account how many other times are they wrong on issues that I am not sure of? What can be done to correct this or is it something we must live with? Thanks for your help...
It's time, I got back to work to pay the bills around here," he spoke aloud as he often did.
Also, ownership is one word, not two.
Grammarly complains about the use of "as" and "like" because it follows a very conservative view of grammar. I won't try to explain the details, but the way 98% of us use "as" and "like" is considered wrong by those grammarians. In fact, the Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage states that “probably no single question of usage has created greater controversy in recent years” than the conjunctive use of like and the reposition use of as.
Computer software, like Grammarly, often is troubled by possessives. It often sees possessives as misspellings. That is because the software's dictionary is not exhaustive when it comes to proper names and their possessive forms.
Yes, we have to put up with quite a bit. However, when you consider just how complex English is, it is amazing that the software gets anything right.
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