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Rule "had vs. hard"

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Description: had vs. hard
Message: Did you mean hard?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It was really had to do it.
    Correction suggestion: hard
  • Seems to me that it wouldn’t be had to add but what do I know.
    Correction suggestion: hard
  • I think it's had to know the truth.
    Correction suggestion: hard
  • My furgulator's had to understand; these instructions are rubbish.
    Correction suggestion: hard
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • It was really hard to do it.
  • Betsy's dance card is too full, so she's had to decline.
  • She's really had to please.
  • Because of the complexity, John's had to work carefully.
  • In the past, when volumes have been low, SoCal's had to "prop up" flows.
  • My furgulator's had to have a new gizmorotor; that cost me a month's salary!
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: HAD_HARD [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-14 22:33:10 +0200)