LanguageTool Community

<< return to list of rules

Rule "Collocation: doubt for/in/about"

This is one of many errors that LanguageTool can detect. Visit the LanguageTool homepage to use it online or download it for free.

Description: Collocation: doubt for/in/about
Message: The usual collocation for "\1" is "in" or "about", not "\3". Did you mean \1 in or \1 about?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I doubt for that.
    Correction suggestion: doubt in, doubt about
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I do not doubt for a moment the artistic merits of many of the books and writers in the comics field, adult or otherwise.
  • And no doubt for pretty much the same reason.
Pattern: Show XML · Show in Rule Editor
Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DOUBT_FOR_IN [113]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-02-24 22:33:07 +0100)