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Rule "works as (like) a charm"

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Description: works as (like) a charm
Message: The word '\2' is correct if it refers to the function or character of someone or something. But, if you mean 'successful' or 'effective', use \1 like \3 \4.
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://www.lexico.com/definition/work_like_a_charm
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • LanguageTool works as a charm; it finds many errors.
    Correction suggestion: works like a charm
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • LanguageTool works like a charm; it finds many errors.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

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