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10.6: See grammar suggestions on hover-Proofreading in Pages
Authored by: Mac Berry on Mar 15, '10 07:50:38AM

It only seems to offer corrections in the contextual menu if the error applies to one word. So "An sausage" can be corrected to "A sausage", but "different than" can't be corrected, even though the error does show up on a hover.

So it's better than nothing, but not a very advanced grammar checker compared to the likes of Word.

BTW, try "different to".

Mark



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Different to
Authored by: MtnBiker on Mar 15, '10 10:50:39AM

Different to. Doesn't sound right to this Californian.

BTW I no longer use Word. Word v5.1 was fine, but now too much of a pain. Pages has issues too, but Word seems more difficult to work around. I do miss style sheets "based on" though.

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Different to
Authored by: Mac Berry on Mar 17, '10 05:26:59AM

Ah well, I can't help you there then ;) Maybe your language should be called "Californian" or "American", not "English" ;) ;)

A search shows that "different to" is used in English in England only, so you'd be right. "Different than" doesn't work in either language though - something can be "more different than" something else, but A can't be "different than" B. That said it is used a lot, so it's probably an overly pedantic point.

I'm with you regarding Word!

Mark



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