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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 'latter' here?
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/the-former-and-the-latter/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The later portions of the process were markedly less rapid.
    Correction suggestion: latter
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • His work indicates that 72 hours (rather than 36/48) should be the standard (with an increase in the later years for additional work).
  • The decision contrasts with the later case of R v Wilson in which conviction for non-sexual consensual branding within a marriage was overturned, the appeal court ruling that R v Brown was not an authority in all cases of consensual injury and criticizing the decision to prosecute.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LATER_LATTER [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)