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May 10, 2005

Still one of my favorite articles.

"Microsoft Word Grammar Checker Are No Good, Scholar Conclude."

Yes, that headline also passed, according to the Microsoft Word grammar checker.

Sandeep Krishnamurthy, an associate professor of marketing and e-commerce at the University of Washington, contends that the grammar checker does more harm than good, especially for those who are learning English as a second language.

One student offering Mr. K cites reads: "Marketing are bad for brand big and small. You Know What I am Saying? It is no wondering that advertisings are bad for company in America, Chicago and Germany." And the grammar checker says? Fine by me.

Your spell checker is a gem, Microsoft, but the grammar checker? It are no good. Fix it or ditch it.

Full story here.

Posted by Dan at May 10, 2005 09:41 PM

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Comments

If software can eventually "fix" the writing of people who have very little grasp of the language, I suspect that will be a bad thing.

Posted by: Ralph at May 10, 2005 10:48 PM

Right! The thing doesn't need to exist at all, let alone in a form that doesn't work.

Posted by: Dan at May 11, 2005 06:02 AM

I aint see not problems with that riting wiget stuff. Helps I al da times.

Posted by: Slackbladder at May 11, 2005 12:15 PM

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