Asked • 03/27/19

Why does Microsoft Word mark contractions as a grammatical error?

The following is a small sample of the words MS Word marks as a grammatical error: don't, I've, I'd, doesn't, I'm. These are all contractions. However it doesn’t mark anything as a grammatical error if I write these out: do not, I have, I would, does not, I am. I’m using Microsoft Word 2016 and in previous versions it never did this. Is there a feature I need to turn on or are they at Microsoft starting to turn into grammar police? As far as I know contractions are still considered proper English.

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Tiffany C. answered • 05/31/20

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