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Rule "a la (à la)"

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Description: a la (à la)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: ‘A la’ is a foreign expression which originally has a diacritic.
Category: Typography (ID: TYPOGRAPHY)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Monday has told us mind games are football speak for inane ranting a la Vera Duckworth.
    Correction suggestion: à la
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Sergeant Cyrus, a character in the videogame Dawn of War 2\nYou have received this message because you are on A La Zing's mailing list.
  • Following is an excerpt from a LA Times article illustrating a different, more negative point of view concerning deregulation compared to earlier articles I had sent.
  • As a result of a state of Colorado audit TW has been assessed tax (+penalties and interest) for compressor fuel use ($.4mm), and on the purchase of a La Plata facility ($1.3mm).
  • Southwest Airlines Customers who book a La Quinta Inns or La Quinta Inn and Suites properties on southwest.com through November 18, 2001 will save 10% and will receive $10 cash back.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: A_LA_DIACRITIC [1]
Version: 6.1-SNAPSHOT (2023-01-26 21:33:02 +0000)