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Word Grammar Checker

February 29th, 2012 2 comments

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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?