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Rule "according to"

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Description: according to
Message: Did you mean: according to? according to: (as stated/in the opinion of)
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/word-choice-according-to-synonyms/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • According about a recent survey, most smokers suffer from cancer.
    Correction suggestion: According to
  • He was acquitted, because he was innocent according in the Jury.
    Correction suggestion: according to
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • According to a recent survey, most smokers suffer from cancer.
  • He was acquitted, because he was innocent according to the Jury.
  • We breathe life into this prized democratic value by according the Chief Justice due process of law.
  • 'According as' is a conjunction (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition).
  • 'Accord with' is a verb, but it is not usually used in the progressive.
  • His system had eleven grades, arranged according "to the degree to which they are infected ..."
  • The manager was according him the greatest of privileges.
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ID: ACCORDING_TO [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)