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Rule "a + complain/restrain"

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Description: a + complain/restrain
Message: The word '\3' is a verb. Did you mean the noun \3?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He sent his complain to the mailing list.
    Correction suggestion: complaint
  • The complains are totally valid!
    Correction suggestion: complaints
  • Tom's complain wasn't heard.
    Correction suggestion: complaint
  • The restrain of trade doctrine is based on the two concepts of prohibiting agreements.
    Correction suggestion: restraint
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • A complaint is better than receiving no feedback at all.
  • Let's complain about it.
  • I will make her complain about it.
  • I'll have her restrain the conditions.
  • Many people in the world complain that they don't have time to read.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: A_COMPLAIN [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-20 22:33:06 +0200)