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Rule "Style: 'possible' after 'possibility'"

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Description: Style: 'possible' after 'possibility'
Message: Before '\2', use a word such as \1 or \1. Alternatively, keep '\1' and replace '\2'.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I did not have a possibility to check for possible errors.
    Correction suggestion: chance, opportunity
  • A possibility for possible errors exist.
    Correction suggestion: chance, opportunity
  • You should remove all possibilities for these possible errors.
    Correction suggestion: chances, opportunities
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I did not have a chance to check for possible errors.
  • I did not have a possibility to check for errors.
  • Einstein published an article in 'Physikalische Zeitschrift' that proposed the possibility of stimulated emission, the physical process that makes possible the maser and the laser.
  • There is a possible possibility that errors exist.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: POSSIBILTY_POSSIBLE [1]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-12-03 21:33:02 +0000)