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Rule "Agreement error: Third-person verb with a non-third-person pronoun"

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Description: Agreement error: Third-person verb with a non-third-person pronoun
Message: The pronoun '\1' must be used with a non-third-person form of a verb.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/grammar-subject-verb-agreement/#1-singular-subjects-must-go-with-singular-verbs-and-plural-subjects-with-plural-verbs
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I works here.
    Correction suggestion: work
  • I cannot works here.
    Correction suggestion: work
  • I just looks bad.
    Correction suggestion: look
  • I rarely has a bad day.
    Correction suggestion: have
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I work here.
  • We make a lot of mistakes.
  • Phase I corresponds to the small-deformation regime.
  • Am I nuts?
  • ... or am I nuts?
  • Step i corresponds to the ...
  • ... and if phase I corresponds to the ...
  • I doesn't sure about this.
  • ...this variance estimate correctly, but Algorithm I returns 29.333333333333332 instead of 30.
  • Article I states that Trump had conditioned two official acts on the public announcements that he had requested.
  • dotting the I's and crossing the T's
  • the lawyers kept arguing over which I's should be dotted
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: NON3PRS_VERB [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)