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Rule "slight (sleight) of hand"

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Description: slight (sleight) of hand
Message: Did you mean \1?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/slight.html
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This is where the slight of hand comes in.
    Correction suggestion: sleight
  • At the show, we saw many marvellous slights of hand.
    Correction suggestion: sleights
  • Slights of hand are a clever trick.
    Correction suggestion: Sleights
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Sleight of hand is also known as prestidigitation.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: SLIGHT_OF_HAND [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-21 22:33:06 +0200)