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Isn't that grammatically wrong?

by samieee
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samieee
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Feb6-12, 10:41 AM
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According to the rule of english grammar after 3rd person singular number a 's' is added with the verb i.e. he usually catches fish not he usually catch fish. But when I type "It rarely make mistake" or "he/she/Mr. X rarely make mistake" and check the grammar in MS Word the checker says these sentences are also ok (attachment). Weren't those sentences supposed to be wrong?

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zhermes
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Feb6-12, 10:51 AM
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The proper form should be
'he/she/it rarely makes mistakes' or
'he/she/it rarely makes a mistake'

But yes, 'make' should be 'makes'.
samieee
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Feb6-12, 10:57 AM
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The proper form should be
'he/she/it rarely makes mistakes'.
yes 'makes mistakes' is the proper form.

But why MS Word spelling and grammar checker is showing the wrong thing?

thanks for your reply.

zhermes
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Feb6-12, 10:59 AM
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Isn't that grammatically wrong?

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But why MS Word spelling and grammar checker is showing the wrong thing?
I don't know... because its a bad program?
samieee
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Feb6-12, 11:04 AM
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I don't know... because its a bad program?
may be

as you may have already understood my native language is not english thats why I was confused a bit.
AlephZero
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Feb6-12, 11:07 AM
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Quote Quote by samieee View Post
Weren't those sentences supposed to be wrong?
I don't see any sentences. There are no "."'s in your screenshot.

For the few times I need Word-compatible software I use OpenOffice, so I can't check if that was really the reason you didn't get any errors.
samieee
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Feb6-12, 11:19 AM
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I don't see any sentences. There are no "."'s in your screenshot.

For the few times I need Word-compatible software I use OpenOffice, so I can't check if that was really the reason you didn't get any errors.
YOU HAVE GOT IT!

After putting the "."s I get the error messages. Besides if you write "He rarely make mistake." then it will not show you any error messages,you have to write "He rarely make mistakes." then it will show error.
samieee
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Feb6-12, 11:23 AM
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thanks to all.
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