Nov 09 2023 05:51 PM
Nov 09 2023 05:51 PM
I am working on a Surface with Windows 11
I am having difficulty understanding how the Grammar function in Word works. I have three questions:
1) Why does word as you are working through grammatical errors continue to add more errors even as you are eliminating them?
2) If you are working with a large document with over a thousand grammatical errors, some of them more style than substance like a preference for participles, if you choose "ignore all" when confronted with a participle like "the boy stood his ground, hoping not to be..." rather than he hoped etc. is ignore all going to ignore only this particular configuration where the word "hoping" is used?
3) If when working with a large document one with over a thousand errors, in which for stylistic reasons you use "ignore once" how can you save those changes so that when you close and then reopen you aren't confronted with those previous errors you already dealt with?
Nov 13 2023 04:35 AM
let me try answer your questions:
It’s possible that Word is adding more errors as you eliminate them because it’s detecting new errors that were previously hidden. For example, if you correct a sentence fragment, Word may detect a new error in the same sentence. Additionally, Word may be detecting errors in other parts of the document that you haven’t reviewed yet.
If you choose “ignore all” when confronted with a participle like “the boy stood his ground, hoping not to be…” rather than he hoped etc., Word will ignore all instances of that particular configuration where the word “hoping” is used. However, it’s important to note that this will only apply to the current document. If you open a new document, you will need to ignore the participle again.
If you use “ignore once” when working with a large document with over a thousand errors, you can save those changes by clicking on the “File” tab and selecting “Options”. In the “Proofing” section, click on “Custom Dictionaries” and then “Edit Word List”. Here, you can add words that you want Word to ignore. Once you’ve added all the words you want to ignore, click “OK” to save your changes. When you close and then reopen the document, Word will no longer flag those words as errors.
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