On Microsoft Word

I have a pet-hate for Microsoft Word.

I disagree with its grammer checking mode.

Take this sentence–“Lights dim.” It’s a perfectly good sentence. Microsoft Word considers this a sentence fragment. Excuse me? What more does it need? I have a subject–“Lights”–that acts on its own–they “dim.” I could have written “Lights go dark” but I prefer the stark simplicity of “Lights dim.”

Yes, I could turn off the grammer check and eliminate the wavy green lines. Since I don’t I have to live with the consequences, if if that means Word flagging a sentence for being stupid then so be it.

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