Peter T. Daniels <grammatim at worldnet dot att dot net> wrote:

>> Most grammar checkers use fairly simple rule sets, designed to catch
>> the most common errors.
> And what they mostly do is complain about things that are perfectly
> fine.

As I said. But once in a while, they call attention to a genuine brain
lapse or thirty-times-edited sentence, and that can make up for all the
false alarms. It's kind of like when a five-year-old reminds you where
you left your keys, saving you from a 15-minute search.


>> Excuse me, is this sarcasm or not? I can see doing it. Virtual
>> keyboards that have to be clicked are used for entry in textboxes
>> in many webpages.
> Word for Windows all but forces you to do it for any accented letters
> -- that, or memorize a bunch of arbitrary 3-digit codes.

Go to Word Help and search for "Insert an international character by
using a shortcut key." You might be pleasantly surprised.

Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California