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Rule "Confusion of mans/men"

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Description: Confusion of mans/men
Message: '\2' refers to the verb 'man' meaning take command of something. Did you mean men or man's?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mans#Verb
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Sorry for my mans manners.
    Correction suggestion: men, man's
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Upon perceiving the danger, the captain mans the wheel.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: CONFUSION_OF_MANS_MEN [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-23 22:33:07 +0200)