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Rule "Collocation: kind with/to"

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Description: Collocation: kind with/to
Message: The usual preposition to use with "\1" is "to".
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • All the people he met were very kind with him.
    Correction suggestion: kind to
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • You know, the kind with lots of guns, explosions, and high-speed car chases.
  • Be kind with your words.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: KIND_WITH_TO [174]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-20 22:33:07 +0200)