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OK, so MS Word has flagged the above real sentence, written by a real person, as grammatically incorrect. When I ask it why, it says: Fragment (consider revising). When I ask it to explain, it says:

If the marked words are an incomplete thought, consider developing this thought into a complete sentence by adding a subject or a verb or combining this text with another sentence.

Instead of: Meteors the entire night.
Consider: We watched meteors the entire night.

Instead of: Because the teacher said to.
Consider: You have to, because the teacher said to.

Can any language boffins out there help identify the mistake(s) in more detail?

  1. February 29th, 2012 at 11:26 | #1

    I am not any kind of language boffin (wtf is that?). But if I had to rephrase it, I’d go with something like:

    The successful candidate for this position will act as the principle copy-editor and proofreader of all English language copy, including our website, client communications, and marketing, sales and PR content.

    As the grammar explanation suggests, it is not obvious who or what is the subject of the action in the sentence underlined with green. 🙂

  2. February 29th, 2012 at 11:35 | #2

    boffin is British slang for a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field.

    This is a response from a person who was asked to describe their own job function. 😕

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