What are your thoughts on the Microsoft grammar and style checker?

In the past two years, we’ve been publishing a series of interactive features in the journal English Today as a way to engage more readers in issues of interest to our research project. (Past features can also be found on the English Today page on our blog.) The eighth interactive feature, published in the latest issue of English Today, relates to a blog post I wrote about the influence of the Microsoft grammar and style checker on the attitudes to grammar and correctness of people who use the program.

What I find most interesting in this respect is what those of you who use Microsoft Word think of the grammar and style checker. Do you customise your settings, or do you rely on the default options? Do you accept the program’s suggestions, or do you get annoyed by them? To find out more about these and related questions, I have launched a short survey; I’d be really grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to fill out the survey and let me have your thoughts in this issue.


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