[OS X TeX] Grammar checker
Luis Vitorio Cargnini
lvcargnini at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 11:11:23 EST 2008
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where I found this "Chicago Manual of Style" and the "U.S. Government
Style Guide for Authors"
There is something form Cambridge or Oxford ?
Le 08-12-02 à 08:39, David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CFM a
> On Dec 1, 2008, at 23:32 , Roberto Avanzi wrote:
>> You make an example, that of "which" and "that", which is one of
>> the most wicked aspects of English language for foreigners, with
>> perhaps the exception of the correct usage of some phrasal verbs
>> and some fine aspects of punctuation (reading "Eats, shoots, and
>> leaves" may have helped me, though) ... I am pretty sure I got it
>> wrong in this message as well!
> Actually, I think your English is fine. Your sentence is a bit of a
> run-on, but not too much of one. Your reference to "Eats, Shoots,
> and Leaves" is an excellent suggestion for some very nasty parts of
> English usage. The reference to Strunk and White is also a good
> idea. I keep a copy of the Chicago Manual of Style in my writing
> space and a copy of the U.S. Government Style Guide for Authors as
> My wife is my trusted copy editor. She has an eagle's eye and spots
> typographical and other errors like mice in a field. :)
> The MS grammar checker has its place. It will catch subject-verb
> agreement, which I sometimes miss when writing quickly (like
> yesterday). Yes, I sometimes use Word as a matter of expediency when
> writing a letter for review or drafting a letter for someone else to
> use. I would never use Word again for a technical document. Never.
> Are we off-topic? OK, crawling back to my rock now.
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