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Rule "Wrong usage of modal verbs in questions"

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Description: Wrong usage of modal verbs in questions
Message: Possibly wrong usage of '\2' in the question. Did you mean: \4 \3?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Does someone can reproduce what I described before?
    Correction suggestion: Can someone
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Can someone reproduce what I described before?
  • Do you need anything?
  • Do you dare to voice them?
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DOES_XX_CAN [1]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-09-30 20:33:02 +0000)