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No I live in England. I recently retook my English GCSE and the tutor told me "Your writing, your rules." School taught me different rules. What doesn't help is Microsoft Word. Even though it accepts both english and american, my reviews get flagged on here for errors. Usually over where to use a hyphen.

Yes! I have the same problem! I grew up in India ( Colonial English) and I'm always losing points on my reviews for misusing commas. Grammarly is better than Word, but it doesn't catch everything.
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slj3988 wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 05:58
RachelEmmanuel wrote:
04 Jul 2020, 22:07
slj3988 wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 15:34
When in doubt, use a comma. If there's too many commas, break the sentence. Like this. I'm still not 100% sure on when to apply a semicolon. The rules seem to have changed since I left school. I was taught to never start a sentence with 'and' or 'but' yet plenty of books do. Paragraphs used to be spaced with indents. Now they aren't and a written letter looks wrong to me without it.
Did you grow up in the US? I have the same problem but I thought it was because I learned British English rules.
No I live in England. I recently retook my English GCSE and the tutor told me "Your writing, your rules." School taught me different rules. What doesn't help is Microsoft Word. Even though it accepts both english and american, my reviews get flagged on here for errors. Usually over where to use a hyphen.
Yes! I have the same problem! I grew up in India ( Colonial English) and I'm always losing points on my reviews for misusing commas. Grammarly is better than Word, but it doesn't catch everything.
1 Cor 15: 19-20, 26 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead...The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

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RachelEmmanuel wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 07:32
slj3988 wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 05:58
RachelEmmanuel wrote:
04 Jul 2020, 22:07


Did you grow up in the US? I have the same problem but I thought it was because I learned British English rules.
No I live in England. I recently retook my English GCSE and the tutor told me "Your writing, your rules." School taught me different rules. What doesn't help is Microsoft Word. Even though it accepts both english and american, my reviews get flagged on here for errors. Usually over where to use a hyphen.
Yes! I have the same problem! I grew up in India ( Colonial English) and I'm always losing points on my reviews for misusing commas. Grammarly is better than Word, but it doesn't catch everything.
Hm I should check out Grammarly. I scored badly for grammar/punctuation on my last review. No typos. One was for using a semicolon instead of a comma. It was a long complex sentence with a lot of commas. It seemed fitting to use it. Losing 10 points per error is harsh but I understand it's about quality control. Normally, it's hyphens that get me. So many dual words are accepted as two words and connected with a hyphen. On here, it has to be hyphenated.

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slj3988 wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 06:43
RachelEmmanuel wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 07:32
slj3988 wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 05:58

No I live in England. I recently retook my English GCSE and the tutor told me "Your writing, your rules." School taught me different rules. What doesn't help is Microsoft Word. Even though it accepts both english and american, my reviews get flagged on here for errors. Usually over where to use a hyphen.
Yes! I have the same problem! I grew up in India ( Colonial English) and I'm always losing points on my reviews for misusing commas. Grammarly is better than Word, but it doesn't catch everything.
Hm I should check out Grammarly. I scored badly for grammar/punctuation on my last review. No typos. One was for using a semicolon instead of a comma. It was a long complex sentence with a lot of commas. It seemed fitting to use it. Losing 10 points per error is harsh but I understand it's about quality control. Normally, it's hyphens that get me. So many dual words are accepted as two words and connected with a hyphen. On here, it has to be hyphenated.
I had the hyphen problem too but Grammarly corrects that. It's definitely better at catching those kinds of errors than Word.
1 Cor 15: 19-20, 26 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead...The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

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