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Rule "'it' + non-3rd person verb"

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Description: 'it' + non-3rd person verb
Message: Did you mean \4?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It support transparency.
    Correction suggestion: supports
  • It only matter to me.
    Correction suggestion: matters
  • I think it's a good thing because it keep us on our toes.
    Correction suggestion: keeps
  • The lights suddenly went out and it become dark.
    Correction suggestion: becomes
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Does it support transparency?
  • Doesn't it support transparency?
  • The American publisher let it go out of print.
  • How did it come about?
  • I took my umbrella lest it rain.
  • He immediately wrote it down.
  • Is it right?
  • I heard it thunder in the distance.
  • Do it well.
  • All my doubts about it have been driven away.
  • It fell without resistance to Union forces under Brig.
  • You may take this book as long as you keep it clean.
  • Embrace life whether it be a moment or, an eternity.
  • But he insisted that it be housed in a special museum.
  • Many other components beside it determine how much cooling you'll get.
  • How had it come to this?
  • He could do it even better.
  • The details of how to do it have been explained.
  • I can have it ready in thirty minutes.
  • Cut it short all over.
  • Don't cut it too short in the front.
  • You will understand it as time passes.
  • The lights suddenly went off and it become dark.
  • Instead of setting it piece by piece, you can...
  • I'm not paying to have it continue.
  • He had put it right at the beginning.
  • He removed it right then.
  • They confirmed it so will you please do it?
  • They say it cant happen.
  • ... to the cheerfully optimistic, and it need not imply anything specific about the writer's...
  • Then please do it after school.
  • If we don't need it now let's not complicate things.
  • He's doing it slightly rough, then.
  • He's finding it very rough on the sea.
  • He keeps it in sync.
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ID: IT_VBZ [1]
Version: 4.8-SNAPSHOT (2019-12-10 21:33)