LanguageTool Community

<< return to list of rules

Rule "Non-standard word"

This is one of many errors that LanguageTool can detect. Visit the LanguageTool homepage to use it online or download it for free.

Description: Non-standard word
Message: The word '\1\2\3' is not standard English. Did you mean \1’\3 (curly apostrophe) or \1'\3 (straight apostrophe)?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • … and it#s part of the test.
    Correction suggestion: it’s, it's
  • My book;s on the shelf.
    Correction suggestion: book’s, book's
  • Read your text(s very carefully.
    Correction suggestion: text’s, text's
  • The 'apostrophe' in "what´s" has the ANSI value 180. It is an acute accent: www.alanwood.net/demos/ansi.html.
    Correction suggestion: what’s, what's
  • He#ll take care of it once back from vacation.
    Correction suggestion: He’ll, He'll
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • … and it's part of the test.
  • Read the document(s) carefully.
  • The U.S. Government will...
  • "T" stands for Tom and "M" stands for Mary.
  • The acronym A.B.S. can mean...
  • Southernmost Point — Cape Agulhas, South Africa (34°51'15"S)
  • ... when he wrote, "[I]s this correct?"
  • ... against the dishes as she "… think[s] it an odd jumble of trash."
  • ... at approximately 10 cm/s on average.
  • ... distinguishes between dotted and dotless "I"s.
  • ... cardinal number system, e.g., ḫamsat ʾayyām →ḫam(a)s tiyyām, where certain words have a special plural...
  • ... including the first non-U.S. team (the Montreal Expos)
  • ... with an operation compare(S,T) that checks whether the stacks S and T...
  • ...or complete connection loss of the Bluetooth device/s connected to a computer.
  • If the result #s are incorrect, do the test again.
  • a.s.a.p
  • It's me v.s. them.
  • See en.m.wikipedia.org
  • First come, first serve(d)
  • It was defined under section 3.d of the 1989 agreement.
  • A tab character is "\t"
Pattern: Show XML · Show in Rule Editor
Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: NON_STANDARD_WORD [1]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-03-04 16:45:55 +0000)