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Rule "confusion of 'tel' vs. 'tell'"

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Description: confusion of 'tel' vs. 'tell'
Message: The word "tel" is an abbreviation for "telephone". Did you maybe mean the verb \3?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Link: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tell
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He always tels the truth.
    Correction suggestion: tells
  • How can I tel if the repeater is getting used?
    Correction suggestion: tell
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: TEL_TELL [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-15 22:33:06 +0200)