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Grammar for Lawyers Resources

General Grammar Resources

Grammar Check on Microsoft Word

1.  To fix settings, go to File>Options>Proofing>Writing Style>Settings

2. Open a document, then click on Review>Spelling and Grammar.  

Common Mistakes

  • Overuse, wrong use of semicolons: See Grammarly blog.
  • Noun and verb agreement: Subject- Verb Agreement - Perdue Owl
  • Complete sentences – no fragments: Fragments and Run-ons - The Writing Center, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Paragraphs – not > 15 lines.  Definitely not 3 pages!
  • Double check spellcheck – sometimes spellcheck will replace with the wrong thing