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Rule "Light-year as a unit of time"

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Description: Light-year as a unit of time
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light-year
Tags: [picky]
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It all seems light-years ago now.
    Correction suggestion: many years ago, ages ago, eons ago, a lifetime ago
  • It all seems light years ago now.
    Correction suggestion: many years ago, ages ago, eons ago, a lifetime ago
  • It all seems lightyears ago now.
    Correction suggestion: many years ago, ages ago, eons ago, a lifetime ago
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • A light-year is how astronomers measure distance in space.
Pattern: [Java Rule] Sourcecode
Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LIGHTYEAR
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-25 22:33:07 +0200)