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Rule "what I mean to say is that (omit)"

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Description: what I mean to say is that (omit)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool because its category is not active by default
Message: Try removing the phrase.
Category: Plain English (ID: PLAIN_ENGLISH)
Link: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/concise.htm
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • What I mean to say is that well intentioned lawmakers sometimes make fools of themselves.
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Well intentioned lawmakers sometimes make fools of themselves.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: WHAT_I_MEAN_TO_SAY_IS_THAT [1]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-18 20:33:03 +0000)