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Rule "agent"

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Description: agent
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool because its category is not active by default
Message: In British English, an 'agent' works for a government intelligence agency (CIA, MOSSAD, MI5, G2), runs or represents a service agency (travel agent, estate agent), or represents a company in its dealings with the public (ticket agent, baggage agent, call-centre agent). Alternatives: staff, \1.
Category: Misused terms in EU publications (Gardner) (ID: MISUSED_TERMS_EU_PUBLICATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The problem of vacancies mainly concerns contract agents.
    Correction suggestion: staff, employees
  • Agents must not use this car park.
    Correction suggestion: Staff, Employees
  • If you are an agent of the EU who has…
    Correction suggestion: staff, employee
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The problem of vacancies mainly concerns contract staff.
  • Employees must not use this car park.
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Version: 5.1-SNAPSHOT (2020-08-12 20:33)