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Rule "active vs activate"

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Description: active vs activate
Message: Did you mean the verb \4?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I could not active your subscription.
    Correction suggestion: activate
  • I can inactive this.
    Correction suggestion: inactivate
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Androstenedione which is a precursor to testosterone unlocks bound testosterone and makes it biologically active again quickly.
  • Isn't she active?
  • Are we active enough?
  • Global lists it as active.
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-15 22:33:06 +0200)