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Rule "confusion/typo of 'later' and 'latter'"

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Description: confusion/typo of 'later' and 'latter'
Message: Possible typo detected: Did you mean to write 'later' here?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/the-former-and-the-latter/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He gained experience that will be useful latter on.
    Correction suggestion: later
  • Maybe latter in the week.
    Correction suggestion: later
  • It is possible that the only thing we can offer this group latter on is a link to EOL if we so choose that to be advantageous.
    Correction suggestion: later
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Latter in classical antiquity, the area was part of the territory of the Molossians.
  • Other styles often put the year latter in the reference like this:
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has a recognized program in orthodontics as Master in Dental Surgery (MDS) orthodontics and FCPS orthodontics as 4 years post graduate degree programs, latter of which is conducted by CPSP Pakistan.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LATER_LATTER [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)