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Rule "He knocked (on) the door"

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Description: He knocked (on) the door
Message: It looks like you're missing the preposition "on". Did you mean \1 on?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Tom walked up to one of the houses and knocked the door.
    Correction suggestion: knocked on
  • She approaches the foreboding castle and knocks the door.
    Correction suggestion: knocks on
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He attempted to knock the door down.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: MISSING_PREP_KNOCK_ON_DOOR [1]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-02-22 22:33:07 +0100)