"I will shed light", is it grammatically correct?



when I proofread this sentence of grammarly proofreading software " In this section, I will shed light on the studies which analysed the Arabic political discourse", the following message appears on grammarly " the verb following the modal verb "will" does not appear to be in root form. Consider changing this verb to its root form.

I want to ask if my sentence is correct or is there a grammatical mistake, if so, what is the root form of "shed" if it is not in its root form???.


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asked Aug 31 '12 at 09:32 Hanan New member

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Your sentence is correct.


This is a limitation of software. The software does not recognize shed as a verb, probably because it is more commonly a noun.


In my experience, the software seems to evaluate each word against an internal dictionary to determine the part of speech. It then compares the pattern it finds against its rules. If it mis-identifies a word, gives it the wrong part of speech, the pattern does not match the rules, and a message results.


You may wish to alert Grammarly Support -- see link at the bottom of the page -- to this problem.

link comment answered Aug 31 '12 at 11:03 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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