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Rule "'afraid of' + singular"

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Description: 'afraid of' + singular
Message: The noun should be probably in the plural form.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I'm even afraid of small spider.
    Correction suggestion: spiders
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I'm even afraid of small spiders.
  • Jim was afraid of physical labor.
  • I'm not afraid of hard work.
  • I'm afraid of dirty water.
  • He is afraid of becoming sick.
  • I'm afraid of open space.
  • That, and I'm humbled by grandchildren who aren't afraid of pointing out my shortcomings.
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Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-11 20:33:03 +0000)